On the morning of April 22, 2020, Ren Zhengfei accepted an exclusive interview with Jia Zheng, editor-in-chief of “Dragon” magazine, at Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen.
Jia Zheng: Will Huawei replace all US components in mobile phones in the future?
Ren Zhengfei: No, the United States will always be our good friend. We purchased $18.7 billion of components in the U.S. last year, up from $11 billion in the past, significantly increasing our purchases of U.S. components. The US government has also approved some US companies to supply us. The proposals of a few US politicians do not fully represent the opinions of the US government. Many US companies have been approved by the US Department of Commerce to supply us with components. We have no idea of replacing US components.