April 5, 2021

US Sanctions Slow Huawei’s Rise, Ke Long Says

Chinese tech giant Huawei posted considerably slower revenue growth in 2020, due largely to stiffer US sanctions. Interviewed on NHK World, Senior Fellow Ke Long noted that with pressure from Washington increasing under the Joe Biden administration, Huawei may have to shift its focus to selling low- and middle-end products to developing markets.

China’s recent surge in patent filings, he added, is not a sign that the country has surpassed the United States as a global tech leader. The source of US innovation is diversity, he said, something that China is not embracing.

“Huawei Growth Slows as US Sanctions Take Toll,” NHK World

Profile of Senior Fellow Ke Long