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Huawei should not be forced to make its own semiconductors

If left alone, global supply chains can be mutually beneficial

| China
Huawei Mate 40 Pro is on display at a store in Hangzhou on June 18: the Chinese telecommunication giant's smartphone shipments could drop by as much as 60% this year.   © VCG/Getty Images

Nina Xiang is the founder of China Money Network, a media platform tracking China's venture and tech sectors. She is author of "Red AI: Victories and Warnings From China's Rise in Artificial Intelligence."

Huawei Technologies began building backup systems to prepare for potential U.S. sanctions decades ago. One thing it did not do was build its own fab, otherwise known as a semiconductor fabrication plant or foundry.

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