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‘Great challenges’: Huawei chairman says US sanctions are hurting

Chinese owned telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies has said that its supply chain is under attack from the United States. It has called on Washington to reconsider its trade restrictions which were hurting suppliers globally.

The world’s largest maker of mobile telecommunications equipment and smartphones is currently under pressure from US trade curbs designed to choke off Huawei’s access to commercially available chips.

“The US has modified their sanctions for the third time and that has indeed brought great challenges to our production and operations,” Huawei Chairman Guo Ping told journalists in Shanghai.

Washington has made an indication that Huawei is a vehicle for Chinese state espionage and from September 15 imposed new curbs barring United States companies from supplying or servicing the firm. Huawei has continuously denied being a national security risk.

Guo disclosed that though Huawei had sufficient chips for its business-to-business operations, including its 5G network enterprise, it was feeling the pinch of the US restrictions on its inventory of smartphone chips.

Source; aljazeera

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