"The [Chinese] government should promote negotiation with the U.S ..." In the recent past, the American Government had claimed that the Chinese chip manufacturer had some sort of ties with the local government in China owing to which it had prohibited the company to get involved in any kind of business with the U.S. mainland.
The arrest of the Chinese telecom giant's executive - and her potential extradition to the U.S.to face charges of fraud and conspiracy - have angered China, which says she's done nothing wrong.
As well as slapping tariffs on billions worth of Chinese exports - which have been reciprocated in part by Beijing - Trump has demanded an end to forced technology transfer and intellectual property theft. As a result, it remains to be seen how US policymakers plan to balance national security and trade objectives with broadband deployment and telecommunications innovation goals.
"I think the conflict [between China and the US] is inevitable and will carry on in the long term", said Zhang, at a media briefing in Beijing on Wednesday. The FCC already proposed rule changes previous year that would prohibit the use of Universal Service Fund support to purchase equipment or services from foreign companies deemed national security threats, primarily targeting companies from China and Russian Federation.
He added: "If the tariffs go up to 25 per cent, it's going to be insufferable for both U.S. and Chinese firms". He also served on the company's Risk and Compliance committee.
"We do have another 30 days after this, so my expectation is that we'll make significant progress at these meetings, but I would just emphasise these are complicated issues", US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday.More news: Johnson prevails down the stretch in Saudi Arabia
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"The firm has been offered very little data regarding the charges and is not known of any illegal behavior by Ms. Meng", Huawei claimed to the media in an interview.
The United States and Australia are among Western nations that have already restricted Huawei from the 5G mobile networks.
The arrests of Michael Spavor, pictured here, and Michael Kovrig are seen as retaliation by China for the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver.
The findings come amid mounting tensions between the two countries over the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co.
"We are not a state-owned enterprise, we are owned by employees and those people have an interest in securing the interests of the company", he said. "Most experts would say we are one or two years ahead of our competitors. This is a big misunderstanding from the West".