Huawei Founder Denies Connections To Beijing, Praises President Trump In New Interview
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, a reclusive billionaire, took the time recently to speak with foreign reporters for the first time since 2015.
The name Huawei has grown in notoriety over the last few months as the Chinese tech giant has come under increased scrutiny for its alleged ties to the Chinese government, and the push back against the use of its products by several world government agencies.
74-year-old Ren, a former officer in the People’s Liberation Army, told reporters he loves his country and supports the Communist Party, but would not do anything to harm the world.
“I don’t see a close connection between my personal political beliefs and the business of Huawei,” he stated.
Ren went on to say he would turn down any request from Beijing for sensitive information on his clients, rebuffing claims that Huawei equipment would allow a back-door for Chinese intelligence agencies to access sensitive information.