The logo of Huawei at the Viva Tech gathering in Paris on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Huawei prepares for US ban by checking on suppliers and activating contingency plans

  • In 2018 Huawei’s total expenditure on components and other supplies reached US$70 billion
  • Huawei’s wholly owned chip unit has said it is activating its backup plan to ensure continuous supply of most products
Topic |   US-China tech war

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The logo of Huawei at the Viva Tech gathering in Paris on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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The Huawei logo at a presentation in Paris in 2014. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump held off punishing Huawei until US-China trade talks stalled

  • Plans to target Chinese telecoms giant had been on table for months but were not put in place for fear of disrupting negotiations with Beijing
  • Decision to curtail Huawei’s access to US suppliers unfolded quickly once talks broke down, setting off scramble to implement measures
Topic |   Huawei

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The Huawei logo at a presentation in Paris in 2014. Photo: Reuters
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