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Huawei crackdown

UK government defeats lawmaker revolt on Huawei's 5G role

Boris Johnson faced down Tory concerns over Chinese tech group

Huawei Mate Xs foldable smartphone and MatePad Pro on display at launch event in Barcelona on Feb. 24.   © Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday defeated his first party rebellion over a government decision to allow China's Huawei to have a role in building Britain's 5G phone network.

Huawei, the world's biggest producer of telecoms equipment, has been caught in a stand-off between Washington and Beijing after the United States accused it of spying on Western secrets, allegations which the company has denied.

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