"[The] Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially clarified that no law in China requires any company to install mandatory backdoors".
Ren explained that no government ever requested the company to share what he described as "improper information", once again emphasizing that spying accusations are false.
In December, President Trump suggested he might intervene if it suited the US's national security interests or might help secure a trade deal.
The rollout of 5G across countries involved in the US$1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative will be another golden opportunity for Huawei. She is now facing extradition to the United States. "But you have to treat well the companies and countries so that they are willing to invest in the US and the government will be able to collect enough tax". Ren said this year's target is $125 bn.
Executives from Huawei have been speaking up in the media denying espionage allegations, asking accusers for proof of such.
The world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker moved to sack its Polish sales director this week, after he was arrested by the Polish intelligence agency on spying charges. The employee in Poland was sacked over the weekend.
He said there was "no evidence" of Huawei equipment posing a threat to any country's critical infrastructure, and claimed he would deny any requests from Beijing to access its clients' sensitive information.
"Huawei is not a public company, we don't need a attractive earnings report", Ren said.
Image: Meng Wanzhou is a long-serving executive at Huawei.
Light Reading was unable to get Huawei or its Futurewei subsidiary to return phone calls or emails regarding The Journal's story.
But it's perhaps Huawei's newest and splashiest campus in neighboring Dongguan that better encapsulates its ambitions. But Ren seemingly wanted to convince President Trump that targeting his company was completely unnecessary.
Technology has become a key battleground in the rivalry between the world's two largest economies and Huawei has been caught in the crossfire. The company has always denied this.
Ren said he didn't believe Huawei would face USA penalties similar to those that almost drove smaller Chinese rival ZTE Corp. out of business. That would put it in a prime position to capitalize on the billions that will be spent rolling out the technology. I want to communicate is: collaboration and shared success.
Ren survived Mao Zedong's great starvation that lasted from 1959 to 1963 to found Huawei with four investors in 1987 with $3,000 American dollars.
Ren added that if Huawei is not involved, those areas will end up paying "very high prices".
Many countries like Australia, Canada, and New Zealand which are part of the United States" "five-eye intelligence' sharing group have also followed through the USA lead in taking measures against the company. Ren mentioned that the company strongly believes in the privacy of their user's data and that any requests of data from the Chinese government would be turned down.