As the world splits along U.S.-China fault lines, telecom companies in Vietnam appear to be quietly avoiding the Chinese tech giant in their 5G plans.
By Raymond Zhong
HANOI, Vietnam - The battle for technological dominance between the United States and China is splitting the world in two, though not always along the lines you might expect.
American allies such as Britain and Germany have signaled that they are unlikely to back Washington's effort to stop countries from working with the Chinese technology giant Huawei, which American officials call a Trojan Horse for Beijing's cyberspies. Australia has barred the firm from building its next-generation 5G cellphone networks, even though its economy depends on China's appetite for natural resources. South Korea and the Philippines have not, despite past frictions with China.