It wasn’t exactly a secret that the Trump administration loathed Chinese tech firms like and ZTE. The former was on its way to reaching a long held goal to become the top smartphone manufacturer in the world until Wilbur Ross and his Commerce Department put the kibosh on those plans. Since 2012, Huawei had been considered a national security threat in the U.S. and seven years later, it was placed on the Entity List. This prevents the company from accessing its U.S. supply chain, including .
Huawei managed to continue doing brisk business and even developed its own …