Huawei has not had an easy time lately: it has been yet again accused of spying and President Donald Trump subsequently added the company to a trade blacklist, which, in turn, made Google sever all ties with the Chinese giant.
While the U.S offered a 90-day temporary license to Huawei, the company’s founder, Ren Zhengfei, said in an interview with Global Times that this license does not hold any meaning to them because the company has been preparing for something like this since a while ago and its core technologies will not be affected by the ban.
He went on to acknowledge the efforts of the U.S companies, making it clear that Huawei still has every intention of working alongside them and that there are no hard feelings.
“In such a critical moment, I’m grateful to US companies, as they’ve contributed a lot to Huawei’s development and showed their conscientiousness on the matter,” Zhengfei said “As far as I know, US companies have been making efforts to persuade the US government to let them cooperate with Huawei.”
Other U.S tech companies were also forced by the trade blacklist to stop doing business with Huawei, such as Broadcom, Intel and Qualcomm and word is Huawei has been stockpiling the components it needs.
However, Zhengfei went on to state that the company will always be in need of U.S chipsets and that it will not exclude “American products with a narrow mind.“