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Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business division, unveils the new P30 and P30 Pro smartphones during a launch event in Paris in March.   © Reuters
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P30 Pro teardown: how Huawei is reducing its reliance on US tech

Sanctions leave Chinese company searching for alternative suppliers of critical parts

| China

China's national telecommunications champion Huawei Technologies has risen rapidly over the past two decades to become the world's second-largest maker of smartphones, overtaking its U.S. rival Apple. However, much of that success has been down to American technology. In 2018 alone, Huawei bought $11 billion worth of goods from American suppliers, including dozens of critical components from companies such as Qualcomm, Skyworks Solutions and Qorvo.

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