Speaking to a group of US journalists on a visit to the China-United States Exchange Foundation, Huawei’s Chairman Liang Hua expressed his company’s willingness to sign a “non-espionage” agreement with the US government and with anyone who will require it.
“We are willing to sign a no-spy agreement with the U.S.,” The Hill quoted Huawei’s Chairman Liang Hua, as saying. “The U.S. has not bought from us, is not buying from us and doesn’t have plans to buy from us. So, I don’t know if there’s an opportunity to sign such an agreement.”
Liang went on to say that it is inappropriate to use politics to harm a company like Huawei, but it shows great acumen in attempting a softer approach. At the moment the Trump administration does not seem to be in a hurry to resolve the commercial situation, but some progress could be made at the G20, scheduled for the weekend.
Meanwhile, David Daokui Li, president of economics at Tsinghua University, says that Trump’s move could hurt Huawei in the short term but could strengthen the long-term of the Chinese giant: “What President Trump is doing is waking up Huawei’s dormant ability”.
It is worth to mention that new information shared on Twitter reveals that the new Mate 30 series will have a new Kirin 985 chip and will debut with the HongMeng operating system, the Huawei alternative to Android, in China.
The Huawei Mate 30 series could debut around September 22, which is an improvement over previous years. What is not clear is whether the international models will also have HongMeng as everything related to the use of Android by Huawei is unavailable at the moment.
A more recent report stated that the company could announce its new OS this June. The Chinese company has also registered the nickname of Ark OS(Huawei OS ‘Hongmeng’ could be known as ‘ARK OS’ globally). It remains to be seen if the international versions of the Mate 30 series will come with Ark OS.