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Huawei crackdown

Huawei enters a new world: How the US ban will affect global tech

As of tomorrow the Chinese champion will be cut off from its suppliers

An employee works on a Huawei mobile phone production line in Dongguan, China. The U.S. crackdown has cut off the company's access to key supplies. (Source photos by Reuters) 

TAIPEI -- In less than 24 hours' time the world for Huawei Technologies will change -- and its rise as the world's biggest smartphone and telecom equipment maker over the past decade risks coming to a juddering halt.

After midnight on Sept. 14, all its non-American suppliers across the world will have to stop shipping to Huawei if their products contain U.S. technology. Those suppliers will need a license from the U.S. Commerce Department if they want to maintain business with the Chinese tech champion, according to the department's export controls imposed on Aug. 17.

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