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China smartphone shipments fall 14% as sanctions sting Huawei

Decline in third quarter attributed to US penalties impeding production

A man walks past a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- Smartphone shipments in China slipped 14.3% in the third quarter from a year earlier, in the fallout from the U.S. trade sanctions that dented sales at Huawei Technologies.

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