Looks like the Chinese tech giant Huawei is trying very hard to escape the spying allegations that can prove hazardous to its reputation. Ren Zhengfei, the Huawei CEO appeared yet again on a public platform to deny the spying allegations once again. Zhengfei, who is known to keep a low profile, has spoken twice over the past few days.
“My public relations department forced me. I must make our clients understand us, make our 180,000 employees understand us, come together and get through this tough time,” responded the CEO when queried about his public appearance.
Ren has appeared for close to 10 interviews since the founding of Huawei in 1987. Reportedly his last public appearance was at Davos in 2015.
Huawei is currently is amid accusations for facilitating Chinese spying using its tech equipment. These accusations especially arising from the West has led the company’s products to be shunned in various parts of the world.
In an interview on Sunday, Zhengfei told the media professionals that the western upheaval against the company’s products was baseless. “If you do (your product) well, there is no need to worry about sales… It would be stupid on their part if they don’t buy,” he said. “It would be their loss,” he added.
U.S Intelligence authorities believe that Huawei has connections with the Chinese government. They also claim that the company’s equipment could be used as snooping devices. Several countries including New Zealand, Australia and UK have taken various preventive measures such as banning govt companies from buying equipment from the Chinese tech firm.
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