After a long time out of the media space, Huawei Founder Mr Ren Zhengfei finally comes out and express hopes of working with United States companies under Biden Administration. He hopes that this new administration will have an open house trade policy to help Huawei trade with United States.
Back in May 2019, the Trump administration blacklisted Huawei citing security as an issue. Although Huawei has time and again deny posing any security threat.
The ban automatically stopped United state companies to stop having any trade relations with Huawei. Companies such as Google and Qualcomm could not work with Huawei. If Android was not open source, Huawei would have lost access to the popular operating system.
So, it’s been close to two years and Huawei can’t buy chipset, can not use Google Mobile Services (GMS) in their mobile phones. This have greatly affected the shipments and sales of Huawei phones in most regions outside China.
But Mr Ren is hopeful that under the new Biden Administration, things might be a little more lightweight. He however admitted that it would still be “extremely difficult” for Huawei to be taken off the US entity list, but stressed that they continued to hope to buy “large volumes” of US equipment and materials.
“We hope the new administration will harbour an open policy for the benefit of the American firms and also the economic development of the US,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a 5G mining project Huawei was launching in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.
Looking back, 2020 was not such a bad year for Huawei as they also recoded some impressive growth in their financial department. But tech analysts still thinks that they could have grown more without the imposed ban.
What do you think? Will the Biden Administration just lower the curtain for Huawei to come in? Or maybe this might just be one decision that Biden and Trump finally agreea on? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.