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The Huawei Drama Is a Gift to U.S. Tech Companies

Faced with opponents along the political spectrum, tech needs a new way to emphasize its importance to the country, and the challenge of China could be that organizing narrative.
Source: Eric Gaillard / Reuters

The two biggest geopolitical rivals in the world have begun to land blows in the battle to control the world’s most important consumer technologies: the next-generation wireless internet and the mobile devices that will use it.

Last week, Donald Trump’s administration placed Huawei on a , which makes it difficult for American companies to do business with the Chinese smartphone and network-equipment maker. American intelligence officials have openly worried that Huawei’s equipment could and. But in the most recent major development, Google will cut off some of Huawei’s access to its mobile operating system, Android, .

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