Friday June 5, 2020

Macron set to defy Trump on Huawei

In the first public comments by a European leader since Wednesday’s move by Trump, Macron said he did not intend to capitulate to US pressure to block Huawei’s 5G equipment

17th May, 2019
Emmanuel Macron speaking during a technology event in Paris. Pic: Getty

Donald Trump’s latest offensive against China’s Huawei puts Europe in an even bigger bind over which side to pick, but France’s Emmanuel Macron is holding the line.

“Our perspective is not to block Huawei or any company,” Macron said at a technology conference in Paris. “France and Europe are pragmatic and realistic. We do believe in co-operation and multi-lateralism. At the same time, we are extremely careful about access...

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