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China Threatens Retaliation Should Germany Ban Huawei 5G

  • Ambassador to Berlin cites German automakers’ sales in China
  • Pending German legislation would impose a de-facto ban
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China Clashes With Germany Over Huawei
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China’s ambassador to Germany threatened Berlin with retaliation if it excludes Huawei Technologies Co. as a supplier of 5G wireless equipment, citing the millions of vehicles German carmakers sell in China.

“If Germany were to take a decision that leads to Huawei’s exclusion from the German market, there will be consequences,” Ambassador Wu Ken said Saturday at a Handelsblatt event. “The Chinese government will not stand idly by.”