'No pressure' to accept Huawei in 5G rollout: Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said she was not aware of any pressure from Beijing to include Huawei in Germany's 5G rollout, amid concerns that the Chinese telecoms giant could be used for spying.

"I have not heard about any pressure from Chinese state authorities," Merkel told German lawmakers when she was asked if Beijing was pressing Berlin to ignore calls to ban Huawei from a role in developing its 5G mobile networks.

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