China State Media Declares Huawei Phone a Victory in US Tech War

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Chinese state media jumped aboard a groundswell of national pride surrounding Huawei Technologies Co.’s latest smartphone, portraying the gadget as a technological marvel that delivered a much-needed victory over US sanctions.

The Beijing-mouthpiece Global Times framed the device — which debuted without warning on online malls just as US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo shuttled between Beijing and Shanghai — as a repudiation of US efforts to contain China, and a triumphant return for Huawei’s self-designed Kirin chips. The outlet, backed by China’s Communist Party, led a chorus of vociferous columns from state-affiliated outlets crowing over Huawei’s revival after having been denied access to critical American technology for years.

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