“If China and the United States have begun a technological Cold War, then the Huawei order can best be seen as the beginnings of a digital Iron Curtain. In this potential vision of the future of technology, China will continue to keep out much of the world. The United States and many other countries, goes this thinking, will in turn block Chinese technology.” NYT: As Huawei Loses Google, the U.S.-China Tech Cold War Gets Its Iron Curtain.

+ “Huawei, China’s most prolific smartphone vendor, had started 2019 with explosive double-digit growth and was on a path to eclipse Samsung as the world’s number one phone maker by the year’s end. Without Google’s Android support, however, that’s simply not going to happen — not in 2019 or 2020 or any other date in the future.” The Verge: Huawei’s phone business would be decimated without Google’s Android.

+ There are a lot of dominoes that can topple in America’s blockade of Huawei, including the earnings of many top US tech companies. Bloomberg: Top U.S. Tech Companies Begin to Cut Off Vital Huawei Supplies.

+ Who has the edge in the new cold war? Well, for China, Winter isn’t coming. The Game of Thrones’ finale was blocked in China because of Trump’s trade war.