Angela Merkel Faces Coalition Revolt Over Her Policy To Support Huawei

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the European Council summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photo: dpa

SCMP/Bloomberg: Angela Merkel faces revolt over Huawei as German lawmakers seek full ban

* New bill in parliament seeks to allow exclusion of ‘untrustworthy’ 5G equipment vendors from all networks
* Move goes beyond previous calls to ban Chinese telecoms firm from sensitive core network alone

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a potential revolt in parliament by lawmakers seeking to override her China policy and effectively ban equipment supplier Huawei Technologies from the country’s fifth-generation wireless network.

A bill drafted by lawmakers in Merkel’s ruling coalition stipulates that German authorities should be able to exclude “untrustworthy” 5G equipment vendors from “core as well as peripheral networks”. That goes beyond previous calls that sought to ban the Chinese firm from the more sensitive core network alone.

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Update: Merkel’s Own Coalition Revolts: Lawmakers Seek Full Ban On Huawei Products (Zero Hedge)

WNU Editor: Even though Germany’s intelligence agencies and the Interior Ministry have warned that Huawei’s ties to the government in Beijing pose a security risk, she is still going to go ahead with permitting Huawei to operate in Germany.

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