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The U.S. Tries To Delete Huawei

The Trump administration’s blacklist may lead to a permanent technology schism

Bluster is a key weapon in the trade war between the U.S. and China. So it’s natural to want to dismiss the latest salvo—a U.S. Department of Commerce ban on doing business with Chinese national champion technology company Huawei—as another short-term negotiation tactic of the Trump administration. Even if that’s what it is, however, the ramifications likely won’t stop with a trade resolution.

If carried out to its full extent, the U.S. government’s blacklist could temporarily hobble Huawei Technologies Co., which relies on parts and software from American companies such as Qualcomm Inc. and Google to build and market the

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