In a conversation with Yahoo! Finance, the founder and CEO of Huawei – Nham Chinh Phi (Ren Zhengfei) shared the company's plans against US bans and his way of thinking about the intention behind his own actions. Trump rights.
Mr. Nham said that Huawei could not prepare before being included in the "list of dangerous entities" (Entity List). Huawei executives said its smartphone sales have dropped by 40% in the first 2 weeks after the ban, a decline in purchasing power is mainly due to users' concerns about the Android operating system. Despite this, Mr. Nham said the company "was completely able to shake off its dependence on the US for core products."
Mr. Nham said that putting Huawei on the blacklist is a move that the US is looking to "limit Huawei's advanced technologies." From Donald Trump's tweets, Nham believes that the US president has based his assumptions about the charges filed by Huawei by the US Department of Justice in January, among them the accusation of the company. stole trade secrets and violated US sanctions against Iran.
"We do not have any networks in the United States nor do we intend to sell 5G products here. Trump has nothing more than us and he expects to use Huawei as a way to negotiate chips (the US company solution) but China doesn't seem to buy them, does it? ", Mr. Nham told Yahoo! Finance.
Huawei founder also stressed that: banning Huawei, America lost more, especially about 5G connection. "Even if they have supercomputing supercomputers, the United States can still lag behind because they don't have super-fast connections (5G). Prohibit Huawei as the start of one," he said. America lags behind. "
While the ban prevents Huawei from accessing US technologies, it also means that US businesses may lose profits from Chinese companies. The number of jobs in the US has also been cut. In the interview, Nham confirmed that he fired a series of employees at Huawei's research and development company based in the US, Futurewei, which was planned to invest up to $ 600 million.
But despite all the troubles between the US and Huawei, Nham Chinh Phi said he believed in the US legal system in solving problems. The US ban makes Huawei lose about $ 30 billion but optimistic Mr. Nham said the company will recover in the next few years, after completing the "product transformation" process.
With Nham Chinh Phi's words, it can be seen that Huawei implicitly insisted not to step back and avoid a war. Currently the United States has also eased restrictions imposed on Chinese companies as it moves towards a truce (commercial) agreement with China. Regardless of the outcome, this battle has at least elucidated the importance of cybersecurity in general and the precarious relationship between the two world superpowers.