Huawei: US blacklist will harm billions of consumers

Song Liuping, chief legal officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei, attends a press conference at the Huawei facilities in Shenzhen, Guangdong province on May 29, 2019. PHOTO | HECTOR RETAMAL | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Washington recently added Huawei to a list of companies that US firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence.
  • Huawei's top legal officer Song Liuping says the decision to put Huawei, which is also the world's second largest smartphone maker, on the so-called "entity list" would have far-reaching implications.
  • Washington's clampdown on Huawei is part of a wider conflict simmering between the US and China.
  • The world's two largest economies have been locked in a bruising trade battle for the past year that has seen tariffs imposed on billions of dollars worth of one another's goods.

A US move to put Huawei on a trade blacklist "sets a dangerous precedent" that will harm billions of consumers, the firm's top legal officer said.

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