Huawei has said that they have never spied for China, according to the company founder and President Ren Zhengfei.
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices.
During a media round table at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen on Tuesday, President Zhengfei said they have never received any requests from any government to provide improper information.
Even if so, he added, as a business entity, the firm “will certainly say no to any such request.
“We will never harm any nation or any individual. Secondly, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially clarified that no law in China requires any company to install backdoors.” Said Zhengfei.
He further said Huawei currently has as much as 30 contracts to install 5G infrastructure in various countries around the world, despite countries like Australia and New Zealand blocking the company from bidding on such contracts over national security concerns. And with 180,000 employees, Huawei is tough to turn down. The company can deliver attractive prices as the largest maker of telecom hardware in the world.
On the issue of China- US dispute, Zhengfei said “I would say Huawei is not that important. We are like a small sesame seed, stuck in the middle of conflict between two great powers. What role can we play? The trade conflict between China and the US has not had a major impact on our business. We are expected to continue our growth in 2019.”
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