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Huawei crackdown

Squeezed by China and US, Germany faces key Huawei decision

Merkel treads tightrope as both Beijing and Washington threaten trade action

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session of the Bundestag in Berlin in December. She is under pressure from lawmakers in both ruling and opposition parties to ban Huawei from her country's 5G roll-out.   © Reuters

HAMBURG, Germany -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's government faces a critical decision in the new year over what role Chinese tech titan Huawei Technologies should be allowed to play in the rollout of 5G in Europe's largest economy.

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