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Huawei breaks free from Trump's tech trap

Far from being hobbled, the Chinese company is winning with 5G

(Nikkei montage/ source photos by AP and Reuters)

HONG KONG -- When Huawei Technologies was blacklisted by the U.S. earlier this year, its founder rolled out the war metaphors. Ren Zhengfei spoke of a "life or death crisis" and handed journalists photographs of a strafed World War II plane, explaining that Huawei had been similarly targeted by Washington.

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