The founder of China’s electronics giant Huawei says a campaign of pressure by the United States targeting his company will fail to “crush” the firm.
The US has filed 23 charges against Huawei and Meng Wanzhou, who is the daughter of Huawei’s founder — Ren Zhengfei — and the chief financial officer of the company. Meng was arrested in Canada in December last year at the request of the US, which is pursuing her extradition.
Speaking to BBC in his first interview since Meng’s arrest, Ren dismissed the US charges as politically motivated.
“Firstly, I object to what the US has done. This kind of politically motivated act is not acceptable,” he said.
“The US likes to sanction others. Whenever there’s an issue, they’ll use such combative methods,” Ren said. “We object to this. But now that we’ve gone down this path, we’ll let the courts settle it.”
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