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China tech

Huawei finds allies in Russia as Kremlin cuts reliance on West

Companies turn to Chinese telecoms giant for non-US tech

MOSCOW -- Huawei Technologies and Russia have both felt the lash of U.S. sanctions. Now the Chinese telecoms group and Moscow are playing up their resistance to such threats to build an increasingly close relationship as the Kremlin tries to wean itself off Western technology and equipment.

President Vladimir Putin has spent several years promoting a domestic tech industry in a bid to insulate the country from having to rely on Western technological infrastructure. But with Russia still in need of foreign technology, many companies are stepping up cooperation with Huawei -- which has had its own difficulties with Washington -- as an alternative.

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