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German regulator says Huawei can stay in 5G race

Tobias Buck in Berlin

Washington has repeatedly urged European governments to ban Huawei infrastructure from their 5G networks, arguing that Beijing could use the Chinese group’s technology to conduct espionage or cyber sabotage. that Washington would consider scaling back intelligence co-operation should Huawei be given a role in the 5G roll-out. The Chinese group has denied US claims that its technology poses a security risk, but some American allies — including Australia and New Zealand — have decided to follow the guidance from Washington and bar Huawei from parts of their telecoms infrastructure.