Huawei calls on US to lift export restrictions

Marco Green
July 12, 2019

The move clarifies President Donald Trump's remarks that he would allow US companies to resume supplying some of their products to Huawei, after meeting his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Osaka, Japan last month.

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei expects the US sanction to cause the company to lose Dollars 30 bln in revenue in 2019 and 2020.

In 2013, the Chinese tech giant rolled out the Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy with universities around the world, aiming to transfer the company's technologies to students and inspire their innovation in the IT industry.

Trump promised last month to allow some sales to Huawei but said it stays on the "entity list".

"So far we haven't seen any tangible change", Liang said.

"We're not saying that just because things have relaxed a little, we're fine with being on the blacklist", he said. "Actually, we believe our listing on the blacklist should be lifted completely".

Like Trump and other high-level USA officials, Ross did not specify a time frame or elaborate on what constitutes a national security threat.

Huawei still prefers Google's Android mobile operating system (OS) for its smartphones over its own self-developed Hongmeng OS, according to company chairman Liang Hua, following an announcement on Tuesday that the United States government would significantly narrow the scope of its ban on the Chinese telecom giant.

"The open Android operating system and ecosystem is still our first choice", Liang said. Huawei announced plans in January for a next-generation smartphone based on its own chips.

Even before Trump's Osaka announcement, a number of American suppliers including Micron Technology Inc. and Intel Corp. had already resumed selling certain products to Huawei after concluding there are legal ways to bypass the ban.

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