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28 Jan 2020

Johnson risks Trump rift after approving 5G role for Huawei

Political Editor

So the Chinese telecoms giant is safe enough to be given a role in the new 5G network.

But not safe enough to be allowed near sensitive locations, such as nuclear sites and military bases.

The announcement of Huawei’s continued role in 5G was made after a meeting with cabinet ministers and security chiefs.

So will there be a diplomatic clash with the United States? And could Tory MPs rebel over the matter?