Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, says the Trump administration’s decision to effectively ban Huawei is “not the way to go”. Photo: Bloomberg

Malaysia’s Mahathir backs Huawei, snubbing US blacklist of Chinese telecoms giant

  • The Southeast Asian nation’s prime minister has suggested the Trump administration’s campaign against the firm is hypocritical
  • Kuala Lumpur has a two-decade relationship with Huawei and will not blindly follow Washington, experts say
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, says the Trump administration’s decision to effectively ban Huawei is “not the way to go”. Photo: Bloomberg
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FILE PHOTO: Memory chip parts of U.S. memory chip maker Micron Technology are pictured at their booth at an industrial fair in Frankfurt, Germany, July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo
Tom Holland
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Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

China’s wrong, the US can kill off Huawei. But here’s why it won’t

  • Chinese claims that Huawei can prosper without the US are given the lie by Beijing’s past attempts to foster innovation
  • But it’s in Trump’s interests to reach a deal

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FILE PHOTO: Memory chip parts of U.S. memory chip maker Micron Technology are pictured at their booth at an industrial fair in Frankfurt, Germany, July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo
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