The founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has hit back at United States’ (US) efforts to blacklist the company, saying defiantly that the world cannot do without Huawei and its “more advanced” technology.
“There’s no way the US can crush us,” Ren Zhengfei said in an . “The world cannot leave us because we are more advanced.” “We object to this,” he said. “But now that we’ve gone down this path, we’ll let the courts settle it.” The normally media-shy Huawei founder has been forced to step into the limelight in recent months as the company has come under increasing pressure over espionage concerns and the US-led campaign to persuade other countries to ban its technology.
US prosecutors are also charging Huawei with stealing trade secrets, saying it offered rewards to employees for stealing technology from other rivals. Ren shrugged off the growing pressure. “If the lights go out in the West, the East will still shine,” he said. “America doesn’t represent the world.” “Even if they persuade more countries not to use us temporarily, we can always downsize and become smaller.”
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19 July, 2019