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Huawei crackdown

Huawei cuts orders to key suppliers after US blacklisting

Supply chain strain tests Chinese group's preparations for trade war

A child looks at chips designed for 5G base stations by Huawei on display at the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2019 in Guiyang, in a photo released by Xinhua News Agency.   © Xinhua/AP

HSINCHU, Taiwan/TAIPEI -- Huawei Technologies has reduced or canceled orders to major suppliers for components that go into its smartphones and telecom equipment following its U.S. blacklisting, sources familiar with the matter told the Nikkei Asian Review.

The effect on the embattled Chinese company's supply chain, including cuts to orders of as much as 30%, is another possible sign that Washington's crackdown has started to hit the world's top telecom equipment provider and second-largest smartphone maker.

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