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Should the UK ban Huawei?

Or would that delay the rollout of 5G without fixing the security risk?

By Isabel Hilton  

Huawei's building in Reading. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images

As 75-year-old Ren Zhengfei, the founder of the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, prepared for the annual Davos rituals, his daughter Meng Wanzhou, her ankle tagged, was heading for court in Toronto. The hearings are expected to be lengthy and will determine whether she will be extradited to the United States to face charges of breaking US sanctions against Iran.

Since Meng’s arrest just over a year ago, the US government has banned American firms from doing business with Huawei, and…

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