Huawei still has some scores to settle with the US and the company’s fate hangs in the balance. Technically, the US does not determine Huawei’s survival but it can make business difficult for the Chinese manufacturer. Some months ago, the US blacklisted Huawei citing national security. The company was subsequently added to the US list of entities which means that it can not do business with American companies. However, Huawei got a 90-day reprieve which expires today. Although there are indications that the company will get another 90-day temporary trade license, Huawei’s CEO, Ren Zhengfei seems a bit disturbed.
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In an interview with British media, Ren Zhengfei, said that the US has something to lose if it blocks Huawei. He said, “…if the US blocks the Internet and prevents Google from providing Android to Huawei, the emergence of a third system would be detrimental to the US’s dominance”. He added, “…this little brother may have to work harder than the big brother…there is a certain risk if this happens”.
In addition, Ren Zhengfei also said, “Without Trump’s ‘propaganda’, people all over the world will not know that Huawei is so powerful, so good. We don’t care which country buys us or don’t buy us, our fundamental problem now is to sell…”. He believes that as long as (the UK) tests is seriously ongoing and there is no obstacle. Huawei has full confidence.
Recall that the US government was to publish the terms and conditions for Huawei’s trade with American companies. However, this didn’t happen after Huawei’s new Harmony OS (HongMeng system) arrived. For Huawei, it will continue to deal with American companies if there is no restriction. Nevertheless, it appears that the company is now cutting down its reliance on American companies. What do you think about this situation?