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Merkel Plan for Huawei Gets Pushback From Within Her Own Ranks

  • German leader has failed to find compromise with CDU, SPD
  • Hard-liners steadfast on bid to ban Huawei from 5G network
Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to rule out a ban on Huawei Technologies Co. have hit a wall of resistance in parliament.

While the U.K. and the European Union introduced policies that allow Huawei’s partial participation in next-generation wireless networks, Merkel has failed to forge a compromise with hard-line lawmakers in her Christian Democratic-led bloc who want to ban China’s biggest maker of telecommunications gear, according to three officials familiar with the process. Attempts to reach an agreement last week failed and will be resumed later in February.