Huawei has endured a torrid time this past week after the U.S. government ordered a trade ban against the company. The ban directly affects customers too, as Google and other U.S. tech companies were forced to cut all ties with the firm.
The U.S. issued a limited 90-day reprieve yesterday, allowing existing Huawei devices to continue to access official updates from Google. Nevertheless, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei told the state-backed Global Times outlet that sanctions won’t damage its core operations.
“The company is able to continue providing products and services, and the U.S. sanctions will not hurt our core business,” Ren was quoted as saying. The Huawei founder also praised U.S. companies in the interview.