On Saturday, China‘s foreign ministry said the US needed to avoid the “unreasonable repression” of Chinese companies like Huawei.
On Friday, the Trump administration moved to block global suppliers of chips to blacklisted telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies, spurring fears of Chinese retaliation and hammering U.S. chip making equipment producers’ shares.
In response to Reuters’ questions about whether Beijing will take retaliatory action against the United States , China will strongly protect the legal rights of its firms, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Sanctions on Huawei
A year has passed after the U.S. government placed Huawei Technologies on a black list prohibiting American companies from selling to the Chinese telecoms community.
Together with Tokyo’s teardown specialist Fomalhaut Techno Solutions. Nikkei took apart the flagship device of Huawei, the Mate 30. To examine the parts that came into the top-of-the-range smartphone of the Chinese electronics manufacturer. Since the third quarter of last year, Mate 30 which is compliant with fifth-generation networks has been introduced in many countries.
In Mate 30 Nikkei and Fomalhaut defined the origin of each variable and set its prices to market rates.
At a glance, parts made in China already make up 42 per cent of the overall product volume. Up from around 25 per cent when Huawei was only willing to purchase from U.S. firms. American-made components now account for only 1 % of the total value of components in Mate 30. Down sharply from around 11%.
The Chinese components in this model were 16.5 percentage points higher than in Mate 20 Pro. Which was launched prior to the U.S. sanctions and compatible with 4 G mobile networks.
Huawei used semiconductors already produced by its subsidiary HiSilicon in their phones before the sanctions. HiSilicon has now progressed into the production of 5 G model semiconductors. It shows that Huawei now has the potential to produce its own parts. It has moved away from Skyworks Solutions, a U.S. supplier, which made chips for the last model.