Huawei founder speaks out: ‘The US can’t crush us’
Monday, 18 February 2019 Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei basically just said his company is too big and too important to fail.
In his first public interview since his daughter — Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou — was arrested in December, he tells the BBC that the US government’s accusations and criminal indictments, including fraud and the theft of trade secrets, won’t be enough to “crush” Huawei.
“There’s no way the US can crush us,” he said. “The world cannot leave us because we are more advanced. Even if they persuade more countries not to use us temporarily, we can always scale things down a bit.”
Wanzhou was arrested in Canada at the request of US law enforcement, and the US is attempting to extradite her to stand charges here.
Reuters reports Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated. Ren told the BBC “Firstly, I object to what the U.S. has done. This kind of politically motivated act is not acceptable." Meng was...