Huawei and president Biden
Huawei, which has been under US sanctions for about two years, has hoped with the Biden administration, which took over Trump’s seat. Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei pointed to US President Joe Biden and said, “I would love to receive a phone call or a message.”
Chinese technology manufacturer Huawei, which blacklisted and sanctions began to be imposed during Donald Trump’s presidency, hopes to open a new page with Joo Biden. For the first time since the management change in Washington, Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said he would welcome US President Joe Biden’s phone call.
Ren expects a softer approach to the Chinese telecommunications giant with the change of president, after nearly two years of US pressure.
Ren, the founder of Huawei, which has been on the US blacklist since 2019, pointed to Joe Biden during his briefing to journalists in China, saying, “I would like to receive a phone call or message that emphasizes joint development and shared success.”
I BELIEVE THAT THE NEW MANAGEMENT WILL TAKE CONSIDERATION
Expressing that he wanted to talk to US President Joe Biden, Ren expressed that they hoped to see an “open policy” from the new American administration.
“The US wants to have economic growth, and China wants to have economic growth. If Huawei can expand Huawei production capacity, it means more opportunities for US companies. I believe this will be mutually beneficial. As the new administration is about to decide on its new policies,” he said. I believe it will take into account such business interests. We want everyone to be able to take advantage of China’s growth.”
LOSE SHARE IN THE MARKET, DISPOSED of HONOR
Huawei was tagged as a national security threat under the Trump administration, which took measures to block the company’s access to essential software and components. The Trump administration claimed that Huawei could use Huawei’s network hardware to spy on Americans.
Although Huawei has repeatedly denied these allegations, it lost its Google and Android licenses under US sanctions. The Chinese company has implemented App Gallery instead of Google Play and Huawei Mobile Services instead of Google Mobile Services.
According to IDC data, Huawei’s share in the global smartphone market fell from 17.6 percent at the end of the second quarter of 2019 to 8.4 percent in the 4th quarter of 2020, before sanctions.
Following its difficulties, Huawei was losing its share in the global smartphone market on the one hand and had to sell its sub-brand Honor on the other hand.