Weaponized Interdependence

Huawei’s secret war against American sanctions

“Many second- and third-tier suppliers, who previously would have had no chance to enter Huawei’s supply chain, have now been handed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move up the ladder, Roger Sheng, a veteran tech analyst at consultancy Gartner in Shanghai, said. The shift away from American manufacturers may outlast the trade war, he added: “Even if the U.S. later allows Huawei to use American components, it’s never going to go back to the old days, like nothing had happened.”

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