Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is still looking for ways to deal with the numerous bans for the U.S. and other countries. Since the U.S. included Huawei and its subsidiaries on the list of entities, Huawei’s founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei has been quite vocal. Nevertheless, in the past few months, we have not heard much from him. A few weeks ago, he led a team to visit a number of Chinese universities. The universities include Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, Southeast University, and Nanjing University.
Huawei will not hate the U.S.
The fallout between the U.S. and Huawei has attracted so much attention. During the visit, Ren Zhengfei also expressed his views on this. He said “The desire to survive inspires us to find a way to save ourselves. No matter what, we will never hate the United States. It is just the impulse of some politicians and does not represent American companies, American schools, and American society…We still have to stick to the path of self-improvement and openness. If you want to be truly strong, you must learn from everyone, including your own enemies”.
Ren Zhengfei bluntly said that “some politicians in the United States want us to die.” He said: We also want to light the “beacon” of 5G, but as soon as the “match” was burned, the United States hit us with a “big stick” and knocked us unconscious. At first, I thought that there was something wrong with our compliance system, and I was reflecting on it. As a result, the second, third, and fourth bars were hit”.
In Ren Zhengfei’s view, the unknowability of the future technological world is like a darkness that requires a beacon. The responsibility for lighting the beacon of the future will undoubtedly fall on colleges and universities. China’s future and revitalization depend on children, and children only depend on education.
Many analysts believe that Huawei’s ban by the U.S. is more than just national security. Presently, Huawei can not purchase smartphone chips whether directly or indirectly. Because of Huawei, the U.S. is regulating the business model of any company that uses its technology. MediaTek, TSMC, and many other non-American companies can not do business with Huawei. This is because they use a couple of American technology in their manufacturing process. So far, China has not hit back. It has not banned any American companies. In fact, it is the U.S. new laws (especially on WeChat) that are attempting to cripple American businesses in China.