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Huawei founder says spying allegations are untrue, calls Donald Trump "a great president"

By midian182 · 9 replies
Jan 15, 2019
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  1. US intelligence agencies have long advised against using Huawei equipment, claiming that doing so could put you at risk of having your personal data accessed or stolen. In August last year, President Trump signed the Defense Authorization Act, which bans US government agencies and contractors from using certain tech from Huawei and other Chinese companies.

    In November, the US reportedly asked its allies not to use Huawei equipment, but relations still hadn’t reached rock bottom. A month later, the company’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou—who is also Ren’s daughter—was arrested in Canada at the request of the US for allegedly violating Iran sanctions. Another executive was arrested in Poland last week on espionage charges, though he has been fired by the company.

    During a roundtable interview, which was just the third time he’s spoken to foreign reporters, Ren said: “I love my country, I support the Communist Party. But I will not do anything to harm the world.” The former People's Liberation Army engineer added that “I don’t see a close connection between my personal political beliefs and the businesses of Huawei.”

    Ren heaped praise on Donald Trump and said he’ll take a wait-and-see approach as to whether the president will intervene on behalf of his daughter, something Trump said he might do if it helps secure a trade deal or is in the US’s national security interests.

    Speaking about the US-China trade war, Ren said Huawei was just a “sesame seed” in the middle of the conflict.

    “Trump is a great president. He dares to massively cut taxes, which will benefit business. But you have to treat well the companies and countries so that they are willing to invest in the U.S. and the government will be able to collect enough tax,” he said.

    While Trump is reportedly considering banning US companies from using Huawei telecoms equipment, Ren said he hopes such a scenario can be avoided. “The message to the US I want to communicate is, 'Collaboration and shared success,'" he said. But Ren did acknowledge that his firm will struggle to do business in some countries, such as Australia, where it’s banned from selling 5G tech to local network providers.

    “You can't work with everyone. We'll shift our focus to better serve countries that welcome Huawei."

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  2. "US intelligence agencies have long advised against using Huawei equipment, claiming that doing so could put you at risk of having your personal data accessed or stolen."
    it's a little ironic coming from these agencies.
     
  3. MaXtor

    MaXtor TS Maniac Posts: 253   +191

    Makes you think. Is their concern really about Huawei accessing our personal data? Or is it because Huawei isn't giving them access to our personal data?
     
    Charles Olson, rpjkw11 and Reehahs like this.
  4. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,966   +1,230

    LOL, watch the lib media hook onto the "I love president Trump", then start up with the "communist collusion" like they TRIED with the Russia garbage.
     
    wizardB and MaXtor like this.
  5. gusticles41

    gusticles41 TS Guru Posts: 403   +466

    Dang it Dad, get off the internet.
     
  6. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,715   +2,514

    Naturally its both. Every nation is rapidly becoming a surveillance state because, ironically enough, global communications have become too easy.
     
  7. wizardB

    wizardB TS Booster Posts: 147   +47

    The Chinese are lying, cheater sociopaths. The continue to drive their slave economy and the blind leaders of the west have ignored their mistreatment of trade laws. It is time to stop trading with them and rebuild our industries and employ our people instead of allowing us to be dragged down to the same level as these low life slavers.
     
    Danny101 likes this.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,963   +3,999

    They must be spying if they're willing to blow that much sunshine up Trump's fat. ego-maniacal, a**!
     
    Charles Olson likes this.
  9. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +403

    I liked a lot reading about analogies and history about how many countries went through what China is going through. Stealing technologies is old, slave/cheap labor is old. And many countries go through this cycle. The only thing our "great" president should be concerned is to learn from history and make sure we dont vanish on the outskirts of commerce and economical power like other great empires before us.
     
    Charles Olson, senketsu and Edito like this.
  10. Edito

    Edito TS Addict Posts: 101   +34

    I think you need help.
     
    Charles Olson and Arbie like this.

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