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Huawei defends Apple from wrath of Chinese

by on27 May 2019

Says it will protest against a China ban

While the fruity cargo cult Apple is worried that it could be banned from selling its expensive goods in China, it has found an unexpected ally in Huawei.

Huawei Technologies' founder and Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei told Bloomberg that retaliation by Beijing against Apple was unlikely and that he would oppose any such move from China against the iPhone maker.

When asked about calls from some in China to retaliate against Apple, Ren said that he would “protest” against any such step if it were to be taken by Beijing.

“That (Chinese retaliation against Apple) will not happen first of all and second of all, if that happens, I’ll be the first to protest”, Ren said in the interview.

He conceded that export curbs from the administration of US President Donald Trump will cut into a two year lead built by Huawei over its competitors but added that the company will either ramp up its chip supply or find alternatives to stay ahead in smartphones and 5G.

The US press has been mounting a campaign of negative news against Huawei lately, claiming that the company has been gutted by “crippling US sanctions”. However while the company will lose access to some tech, it has so far managed to have its own gear to fall back on.

Tech companies including Google and SoftBank Group-owned chip designer ARM have said they will cease supplies and updates to Huawei.

Huawei has said it has been developing the technology it needs to be self sufficient for years. But the US press is not buying the company’s claim insisting that the company cannot survive without US tech.

Last modified on 27 May 2019
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