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Why US and Britain failed to see eye to eye on Huawei decision

Beyond threat perceptions, there is also the longer-term consequence of freezing out the Chinese company

LONDON • An act of supreme folly, or a bold initiative, drawing China and its companies into a new and productive technological partnership?

It's too early to answer this question. And it may be that the answer is either none of the above, or both of the above.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 03, 2020, with the headline 'Why US and Britain failed to see eye to eye on Huawei decision'. Subscribe