In his conversation with American technology writers on June 17, Ren Zhengfei mentioned two “unexpected” comments on the US pressure on Huawei. But he still continues to show the openness and tolerance of a Chinese entrepreneur.
On the afternoon of June 17th, Beijing time, Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Chinese company Huawei, mentioned two “unexpected” in the conversation between the two headquarters of Shenzhen and the United States. First, the strategic determination of the United States to combat Huawei is so great. Such steadfastness and the fact that the United States had a strategic blow to Huawei made him unexpected. Second, Huawei did not expect that the US Trump administration’s ban would have a serious impact on Huawei’s business. But in any case, Ren Zhengfei believes that the US blockade and ban on Huawei can’t obstruct the pace of Huawei’s progress.
As for the second “unexpected”, Ren Zhengfei said it was straightforward. He said: “In the next two years, Huawei will reduce its production by an estimated 30 billion US dollars. The sales revenue this year and next year will be around 100 billion US dollars.” He also pointed out that in addition to cutting off Huawei’s parts supply chain, the United States also banned Huawei from participating in many international organizations, preventing Huawei from cooperating with some universities, not using products with American technology components, and even prohibiting Huawei from including networks containing US technology components. Connect.
However, Ren Zhengfei also expressed optimism that in 2021 Huawei will regain its vitality and re-service the human society. He even said frankly that Huawei is not afraid of using American parts and components, nor is it afraid to use the elements of the United States, nor is it afraid to cooperate with the United States. Huawei is already very strong, and Huawei is a bird that can’t die.
In response to the first “unexpected”, it actually refers to the “extreme” and “illegal” measures of the US Trump administration to suppress Huawei.
In addition to unfounded arrest of Huawei executive Meng Xiazhou, the Trump administration used all resources at home and abroad to block Huawei. After the officials lobbied for no pressure, US President Donald Trump even went out in person and visited the Allies to persuade the other party to block Huawei.
During his visit to the UK from June 3rd to 5th, Trump persuaded the then British Prime Minister Theresa May to abandon Huawei equipment and firmly believe that it would reach an agreement with the United Kingdom to block Huawei. Trump also tried to propose a one-on-one meeting with the Prime Minister’s best-selling Boris Johnson to persuade the next government to block Huawei. At the same time, US Secretary of State Mike Pence passed through Europe for five days and four countries, and spared no effort to persuade Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom to block Huawei. However, Pompeo’s defense of the Huawei ban did not yield applause and even rebutted.
Among the world’s great powers, national leaders and their ruling teams, which have never had one of the world’s powers, have clearly and arbitrarily accused and denied the technology of another big country without conclusive evidence, and are still from the technology of a private enterprise in the country. . Under the trend of knowing that allies have different opinions and little effect, Trang’s popular Pompeo still promotes Huawei’s threat theory to allies and shares “threats” with allies by limiting intelligence.
This may be the situation that Ren Zhengfei did not expect, but this is not a miscalculation of Ren Zhengfei and Huawei, because Huawei is ready for this “change”.
As early as George W. Bush, the US Congress had questioned Huawei. During Barack Obama’s administration, Congress raised it to the level of national security until Trump took office and succumbed to administrative bans. It can be said that the United States now has no new ideas about Huawei’s various allegations. It has been going on for more than 10 years, but what is new is that the US government has been pursuing and chasing Huawei on a global scale. Even the United States, which suppressed France’s Alstom Group and Japan’s semiconductor industry, did not have such global strength and public opinion.
From the Ministry of Justice, arrested Huawei’s senior executive Meng Xingzhou, signed the “National Defense Authorization Act” at the White House, issued an administrative order, and then went to the Ministry of Commerce to include Huawei in the list of entities, including the congressional encouragement. It can be said that the United States uses all means and Resources blocked Huawei.