Yesterday, the US government announced a series of sanctions against Huawei, including the signing of an administrative order prohibiting US companies from purchasing telecommunications equipment and services provided by “foreign opponents”, and included Huawei in the “list of entities”. In this regard, many European countries have had their say on this issue, saying that they would not follow the US policy to exclude Huawei.
Among them, the French President announced at the “Viva Tech” event held in Paris that the ban on Huawei is by no means a goal of France. It is not the case that any form of technological warfare has been launched.
The German Chancellor said in Berlin that Germany has developed a very reliable standard to decide which companies can participate in the 5G business. She said that the standard is the starting point, and then we will decide who to cooperate with based on the standard (not the US).
At the same time, the Dutch Prime Minister also expressed the same point of view. He said that he will protect national security in the construction of 5G, but will not say which country or company is not good in advance.
There is a clear disagreement between the United States and the EU countries regarding Huawei. The European Commission has ignored the US pressure to ban the Chinese company. It says that it will not prohibit Huawei from entering the European market but will leave that decision for the independent member states.
Huawei’s founder, Ren Zhengfei, responded to the inclusion of the company in the “list of entities”.
“If the United States says it will no longer supply parts to Huawei, the damage is on American companies, because we are the third largest chip company in the world, and the United States will lose so many orders, the financial statements of many companies in the United States will go down, and there will be big fluctuations in the stock market. Without them, we also have the ability to substitute production, so from this point of view, we have no survival crisis. “