Huawei’s profits jumped almost 28 percent last year, partly from rocketing popularity in Europe and developing countries. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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As trade disputes simmer, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the No. 3 smartphone brand, is shifting its growth efforts toward Europe and Asia in the face of mounting obstacles in the U.S. market.The U.S. has regularly stymied Huawei's efforts to enter the American market, citing national security concerns. Huawei has failed to find a U.S. carrier to partner with for its smartphones, and the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday approved a draft order that could damage Huawei's existing business in network gear. The order cited Huawei and its Chinese rival ZTE by name.The recent setbacks have left Huawei's future in the U.S. uncertain. Huawei recently let go of several American employees in their Washington D.C. office, including William Plummer, who spearheaded efforts to convince the U.S. to allow Huawei in for nearly a decade.Unlike ZTE, efforts to impede Huawei in the U.S. likely won't stop its rapid expansion elsewhere.
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