SINGAPORE (June 3): For weeks now, the tech world has been entranced by the unravelling saga of China’s telecommunications equipment behemoth Huawei Technologies. On May 15, President Donald Trump barred US firms from using telecoms equipment made by firms posing a “risk to national security”. The US Commerce Department blacklisted Huawei on its “Entity List”, effectively restricting US companies from providing components, technology or services to the Chinese tech champion.

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