POTUS, Donald Trump, said he may or may not include Huawei in the trade negotiations that are currently underway between the U.S. and China. Trump told reporters that the U.S. government is not talking about dropping charges against the Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, according to a report from Reuters.
Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei CEO and heir apparent was arrested in Canada on the charges of fraud at the request of U.S. U.S alleged that Wanzhou violated U.S sanctions against Iran. Wanzhou is currently fighting against a U.S extradition. Ren Zhengfei, the CEO of the tech giant, said that the arrest of his daughter was politically motivated.
Trump mentioned that the Huawei issue will be discussed with U.S. attorneys and the attorney general in the coming weeks. He added that “right now it’s not something that we’re discussing.”
The Chinese tech equipment-maker has been under the investigation of US authorities since 2016. Reportedly, the company has been alleged for shipping US origin products in violation of US export and Iran sanction laws.
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 the UK have taken various preventive measures such as banning govt companies from buying equipment from the Chinese tech firm.
Ren Zhengfei, the low key founder of tech firm, has repeatedly denied all spying allegations and said that he was not worried about the sales as their products are top notch.
Countries in talks of developing 5G networks are intently watching movements of Huawei as a majority of the telecom operators employ Huawei equipment. The Polish government is trying to shun the Huawei equipment from its future 5G network and the British government is doubtful about involving the tech giant.
However, the Chinese tech giant hasn’t lost its grit amid this nasty crisis. It is still eyeing to become the best tech companies in the world. “The world cannot leave us because we are more advanced,” said Zhengfei.
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