As the world splits along US-China fault lines, telecom companies in Vietnam appear to be quietly avoiding the Chinese tech giant in their 5G plans.

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.

US allies such as Britain and Germany have signalled that they are unlikely to back Washington's effort to stop countries from working with Chinese technology giant Huawei, which US officials call a Trojan Horse for Beijing's cyberspies. Australia has barred the firm from building its next-generation 5G cellphone networks,

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