The founder of Huawei has asked not to take revenge against Apple
Huawei Technologies founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, said he considered China's sanctions against Apple wrong.
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When asked by Bloomberg about the possible sanctions against Apple in response to Huawei's US ban, Zhengfei said he believed the Chinese government's restrictive measures against iPhone manufacturers were wrong.
"There will be no restrictions from the PRC. But if it happens, I will be the first to oppose it," Zhengfei promised.
The business man acknowledged that US President Donald Trump's sanctions would interfere with the company, but Huawei will find ways to maintain leadership in the smartphone and in the 5G market.
In mid-May, the US Department of Commerce blacklisted Huawei, explaining that the Chinese company would be involved in activities contrary to national security and the country's foreign policy.
This decision was taken by the US Department of Commerce after Trump introduced an emergency mode in the United States to protect communications networks. The corresponding decree, the daily newspaper The Washington Post explained, contains a paragraph on the possibility of blocking transactions between US and foreign companies.
A few days later, Huawei was allowed to temporarily resume its activities in the United States. The Ministry of Commerce has granted the company a 90-day license, which will allow it to maintain existing networks and update software for gadgets.