The US is carrying out an extraordinary and unprecedented war against Huawei. This attack violates the rules-based international order that the US has championed since World War II. Rather than a civilized and fair competition, the current strategy resembles the modus operandi of Mafia. While Huawei is deeply wounded by the latest American extra-territorial bullying of global chip manufacturers, the overall narrative of China’s rise to the top of the technology pyramid remains unaffected. In the short term, Huawei has a couple of survival options; and in the long term, America’s brutal war will only accelerate China’s goal towards self-sufficiency.