Merkel requires Europe to agree on China 5G coverage

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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks on the opening of the 2019 Web Governance Discussion board in Berlin, Germany, November 26, 2019. Information/Fabrizio Bensch

BERLIN (Information) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel referred to as on European international locations on Wednesday to intention for a typical method in the direction of China and on its doable involvement within the 5G cellular community.

“One of many largest risks … is that particular person international locations in Europe can have their very own insurance policies in the direction of China after which combined alerts will likely be despatched out,” she instructed lawmakers.

“That will be disastrous not for China however for us in Europe,” Merkel stated, including Germany and France should additionally attempt to agree a typical method.

Reporting by Madeline Chambers and Michael Nienaber; enhancing by Thomas Seythal