With the U.K.’s 5G Ban, Are Huawei’s Days in Europe Numbered?

A worker speaks on the phone in a Huawei store in Beijing, July 15, 2020 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).
A worker speaks on the phone in a Huawei store in Beijing, July 15, 2020 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR Newsletter and Engagement Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curates the week’s top news and expert analysis on China. The “tech war” between the United States and China has shifted to Europe, where the United Kingdom this week announced, in an abrupt reversal, that it would ban the use of equipment from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in its high-speed wireless network. The British government’s decision is a major victory for the Trump administration, which has been campaigning to steer countries away from China as they develop their 5G infrastructure. Europe has been one of Huawei’s key markets as […]

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