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Huawei cancels laptop launch because of US trade blacklist

Published : Wednesday, 12 June, 2019 at 9:46 PM  Count : 441

Richard Yu had been expected to unveil a new laptop at the CES Asia 2019 tech show in Shanghai

Richard Yu had been expected to unveil a new laptop at the CES Asia 2019 tech show in Shanghai


Huawei has ditched a product launch for the first time since the US placed it on a trade blacklist.

It was reported that the Chinese tech firm had intended to unveil a new laptop as early as this week, BBC reports.

However, its consumer device chief Richard Yu told CNBC that it had become "unable to supply the PC".

"[It's] unfortunate," he added via a WeChat message to the business news network. He added that the product itself might have to be scrapped.

"[It] depends on how long the Entity List will be there," he wrote.

This refers to a list of foreign parties that the US Department of Commerce has judged to pose a potential national security or foreign policy threat.

Specifically, Huawei is accused of having committed bank fraud to evade Iran sanctions, and obstruction of justice, among other violations.

As a result, other companies with business activities in the US have been forbidden to sell or transfer technologies to the Shenzhen-based firm unless they have a special licence.

Huawei denies any wrongdoing, and has said that claims its poses a security threat are "unsubstantiated".

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