Germany can only lose over Huawei decision

Berlin caught in the middle in tug of war between the US and China over 5G network

BERLIN • For Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel it is probably one of the most difficult decisions to take: whether to let Chinese tech company Huawei into the lucrative market of building a 5G network - or not.

It is a no-win situation - whichever way she decides, Germany risks retaliation from either China or the United States.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2020, with the headline 'Germany can only lose over Huawei decision'. Print Edition | Subscribe