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Huawei founder not phased by Trump’s relaxation of ban

Manny Pham
July 2, 2019

US president Donald
Trump surprised the world when he reversed the ban on Huawei over the
weekend

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said the US relaxing its ban on the Chinese vendor will not have “much impact” on business as Huawei has already adjusted to American hostility.

This was according to a
report from the Financial Times. Ren
was responding to US president Trump’s decision to soften a ban on US
companies selling Huawei technologies it needs to manufacture goods.
Instead Ren said Huawei will “focus on doing our own job right”.

“President
Trump’s statements are good for American companies. Huawei is also
willing to continue to buy products from American companies. But we
don’t see much impact on what we are currently doing. We will still
focus on doing our own job right.”

“The
US is helping us in a great way by giving us these difficulties.
Under external pressure, we have become more united than ever.

“If
we aren’t allowed to use US components, we are very confident in
our ability to use components made in China and other countries.”

President
Trump surprised many by reversing the ban over the weekend which
stopped companies such as Google and ARM from doing business with the
Chinese firm. The US and China agreed to a trade truce and reignite
negotiations as the two nations have placed expensive tariffs on each
other in the past year.

The
Trump administration has been facing domestic pressure in favour and
against relaxing the ban on Huawei. Technology companies have
lobbied for a massive relaxation of the ban on Huawei while security
officials demand it be fortified.

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