Reuters: Huawei chairman urges U.S. to reconsider ‘attack’ on global supply chain
Wed September, 2020, Age: 2 years
Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies said on Wednesday its supply chain was under attack from the United States and called on Washington to reconsider its trade restrictions which were hurting suppliers globally. Chairman Guo Ping said that although Huawei had sufficient chips for its business-to-business operations, including its 5G network enterprise, it was feeling the pinch of the U.S. restrictions on its smartphone chip stocks. The U.S. has modified its sanctions against Huawei three times in recent months, which has “brought great challenges to our production and operations,” said Guo. Washington says Huawei is a vehicle for Chinese state espionage and from Sept. 15 imposed new curbs barring U.S. companies from supplying or servicing the company. Huawei has repeatedly denied being a national security risk.