After the recent issues with Google and Android due to US government's instructions, Huawei founder Mr. Ren Zhengfei has reiterated in his latest meeting with media, that the company is in a strong position to move ahead despite recent political actions in the United States.

Talking about the impact of the US government's recent executive order against Huawei, Ren noted:
What the US will do is out of our control. To us, the most important thing is to do our job well. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the US companies that we work with. Over these 30 years, they have helped us to grow into what we are today. They have made many contributions to us. As you know, most of the companies that provide consulting services to Huawei are based in the US, including dozens of companies like IBM and Accenture. In the face of the recent crisis, I can feel these companies' sense of justice and sympathy towards us.

US and Android Ban on Huawei

Mr. Ren Zhengfei, the Huawei founder, also talked about Huawei's relationships with US companies;
The US is a country ruled by law. US companies must abide by the laws, and so must the real economy. The media should understand that these US companies and Huawei share the same fate. We are both players in the market economy. Our close relationships with US companies are the result of several decades of effort on both sides. These relationships won't be destroyed by a piece of paper from the US government.

Our company will not end up with an extreme supply shortage. We have got well prepared. Even if there is an insufficient supply from our partners, we will face no problems. This is because we can manufacture all the high-end chips we need ourselves.


As long as these companies can obtain approval from Washington, Ren also commented that Huawei will continue to buy products from these companies in large volumes if they can obtain approval from Washington. He said;
It may be the case that they cannot obtain approval quickly. We have ways to go through this transition period. Once approval is granted, we will maintain our normal trade with these US companies and work together to build an information society for humanity. We don't want to work alone.

In an answer to a direct question about why the US is targeting Huawei, Ren responded:
I don't know exactly what [those US] politicians are thinking. I think we should not be the target of US-led campaigns just because we are ahead of the US.

Regarding the effect of US trade ban on international ICT market, he said;
Europe will not follow in the footsteps of the US, and the majority of US companies are communicating closely with us. We will certainly be able to continue serving our customers. Our mass production capacity is huge, and adding Huawei to the Entity List won't have a huge impact on us. We are making progress in bidding worldwide.

In sectors where Huawei have the most advanced technologies, at least in the 5G sector, there won't be much impact and Huawei competitors won't be able to catch up with it within two to three years. Huawei have the most 5G standard-essential patents in the world – about 27% of the total.

Talking about the reputational challenges, Mr. Ren clarified that:
We do not seek to solve our reputation issues outside of China through media campaigns. I think we will ultimately need to solve these issues by providing excellent services to our customers. We are very advanced, and our customers will realize this if they start using our services.

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