Can Huawei fight back against its trade ban?

China’s biggest phone manufacturer is running out of friends. Google, Qualcomm and ARM have all reportedly cut ties with Huawei, leaving the company scrambling for partners in the wake of a presidential order. It’s not clear how Huawei will respond to the new blackout, but it’s likely that the company will do everything in its power to reestablish those supply routes. And if the Huawei contests the order in court, as is likely, the resulting legal fight could test the limits of the president’s power over international trade.

Huawei’s recent problems started with a national emergency declared last week by President Trump, which gave the Secretary of Commerce the power to block information technology transactions deemed national security…

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