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Huawei calls US ban 'politically motivated'

Huawei expressed disappointment at the decision to add 46 Huawei affiliates to the Entity List.

Huawei Technologies on Tuesday expressed disappointment at the US government’s “politically motivated” decision to add 46 Huawei affiliates to the "Entity List," following a 90-day extension to the delay on the trade ban on Huawei itself.

The US Department of Commerce announced on Monday that it will extend a temporary license loosening restrictions on business deals with the company for another 90 days, but added another 46 Huawei affiliates to the "Entity List."

“The decision is politically motivated and has nothing to do with national security. These actions violate the basic principles of free market competition,” said Huawei in a statement, calling on the US government to remove the company from the "Entity List."

Meanwhile, Huawei will launch two new AI products on Friday  — the Ascend 910 processor and MindSpore architecture — targeting data centers, smart devices and on-device machine learning.

The US government decision will not have a “substantial impact" on Huawei's business, the company said.

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