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Huawei crackdown

Huawei's rebirth as cloud provider faces total U.S. export ban threat

Chinese tech company would be unable to access any American chips

A Huawei booth at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The event is usually a stage for Huawei's latest smartphone launch, but that did not happen this year.   © AP

GUANGZHOU/BARCELONA, Spain/WASHINGTON -- Huawei Technologies' pivot away from smartphones toward cloud technology and other business solutions faces a new threat: U.S. sanctions that now cover just high-performance semiconductors could be extended to all products.

At this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which wrapped up Thursday, Huawei easily occupied the largest space among exhibitors, filling 9,000 sq. meters right near the entrance.

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