Huawei wants US to reconsider restrictions hurting global supply chains

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies said on Wednesday its supply chain was under attack from the United States and called on Washington to reconsider its trade restrictions which were hurting suppliers globally. “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 reporters in Shanghai. It understood that suppliers such as Qualcomm were applying for US licences which would allow them to continue serving Huawei, he added. Huawei was willing to use Qualcomm chips in its smartphones should Qualcomm get a licence to sidestep the restrictions, Guo added. Huawei had yet to see any adverse impact on its global 5G business from the US program, he added.

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