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The Future of Asia 2019

'Enormous capability' of 5G justifies Huawei caution, Turnbull says

Australia's former PM warns 'intent can change in a heartbeat'

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defends his decision to block Huawei at the Future of Asia conference in Tokyo on May 31. (Photo by Yuki Nakao)

TOKYO -- Australia's former prime minister on Friday presented a case for his country's quick decision to shut out China's Huawei Technologies from its 5G network, stressing the dramatic expansion of internet connectivity can make the technology an instant threat.

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