The US Cannot Crush Us: Huawei

Well, I’ll place bets that this won’t end well. The founder of Huawei has said there is “no way the US can crush” the company, in an interview with the BBC:

Ren Zhengfei, founder and president of Huawei, described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company’s chief financial officer, as politically motivated. The US is pursuing criminal charges against Huawei and Ms Meng, including money laundering, bank fraud and stealing trade secrets. Huawei denies any wrongdoing.

Mr Ren spoke to the BBC’s Karishma Vaswani in his first international broadcast interview since Ms Meng was arrested — and dismissed the pressure from the US. “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.” However, he acknowledged that the potential loss of custom could have a significant impact. […] Mr Ren warned that “the world cannot leave us because we are more advanced”. “If the lights go out in the West, the East will still shine. And if the North goes dark, there is still the South. America doesn’t represent the world. America only represents a portion of the world.”

Why would you even say something like this knowing that the US along with a whole lot of other people want to kick your a** all over hell’s half acre at the first chance that you screw up? This seems to be a really dumb move and they may live to regret it.

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