Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker, is struggling for a US-led campaign to convince US allies to close down the company's technology from ultra fast 5G networks.
The US government claims that Huawei products can be exploited by Chinese intelligence agencies for espionage ̵
US offensive against Huawei has caused tensions between Washington and Beijing and threatens to disrupt the deployment of 5G networks around
"We must protect our critical telecommunication infrastructure, and America calls on all of our security partners to be vigilant and to reject any enterprise. , which could jeopardize the integrity of our communications technology or our national security systems, "- US vice president
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Ren, 74, founded Huawei 32 years ago when he served as a Chinese military engineer and worked in the oil industry. The son of rural school teachers in the mountains of Guizhou Province, he built his company in a global giant with an annual income of over $ 100 billion.
Ren, who holds the rank of director general, told the BBC that even if the United States had to convince more countries to stop using Huawei equipment, the company could "slightly reduce the scale of things."
"If the light goes out in the west, the East will still shine," he said. "And if the North becomes dark, then South is still here. America does not represent the world."
Both Huawei and Meng deny the charges brought against them last month by American prosecutors.
Ren said to the BBC that he objected to the US request for the extradition of his daughter, arguing that it was "politically motivated."
"They may have thought if they arrested her, Huawei would fall, but we did not fall," he said. "We are still moving forward."
"Throughout my childhood, I was in military service, which means that every year I was absent for 11 months, having spent one month with seven," he said. "Our childhood and adolescents were not so strong."
In later years, he said, he fought for Huawei's survival, regularly working 16-hour days. He confessed that he was not close to his three children, but felt himself in debt.