Over the course of 2019, there's been an upswing in scrutiny of the Chinese telecom giant, with a number of countries banning the use of its networking equipment.

Setting the tone for how the year has unfolded for Huawei, the US Justice Department unsealed indictments in January that included 23 counts pertaining to theft of intellectual property, obstruction of justice and fraud related to its alleged evasion of US sanctions against Iran.

The core issue with Huawei has been concerns about its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies.

The US offered a temporary reprieve to companies, allowing them to work with Huawei until August.

Sept. 12: Huawei's founder is ready to sell his company's 5G tech to a Western buyer.

Aug 27: US reportedly receives more than 130 requests for Huawei licenses, but none have been issued yet.

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