Huawei’s stockpiling of US components shows that the company has prepared for restrictions from Washington and could effectively meet its needs up for a year. Photo: Reuters

Huawei’s day of reckoning arrives – but it has been preparing for almost a year

  • US Commerce Department added Huawei and 70 affiliates to its Entity List, saying the company was engaged in activities ‘contrary to US national security’
  • Of Huawei’s hundreds of global suppliers, it considers 92 as core suppliers, including 33 from the US
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Huawei’s stockpiling of US components shows that the company has prepared for restrictions from Washington and could effectively meet its needs up for a year. Photo: Reuters
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Li Tao

Li Tao

Li Tao is a senior technology reporter, based in Shenzhen. He focuses on big enterprises including Alibaba, Huawei and ZTE, hardware makers, and smartphone brands such as Oppo, Vivo and Oneplus. He joined the Post in 2017 after working for more than seven years with China Daily in Hong Kong. He has masters degrees in both laws and journalism.

Meng Jing

Meng Jing

Based in Beijing, Jing covers the China tech scene for the Post. She writes a lot about artificial intelligence, robots and machines, but she cares more about people.