However, it seems that despite Huawei being in very, very hot water at the moment, the company wishes no ill upon its US competitors, such as Apple. Speaking to Bloomberg TV, Huawei’s CEO and founder, Ren Zhengei, was asked about retaliation by the Chinese government against US companies, such as Apple.
According to Ren, he would not wish that upon Apple and would actually protest if such retaliation took place. “That will not happen, first of all/ And second of all, if that happens, I’ll be the first to protest. Apple is my teacher [and] it is advancing in front of us. As a student, why should I oppose my teacher? I would never do that.”
Ren also took the opportunity to praise Apple’s accomplishments and contributions to the smartphone industry. “If there were no Apple, there would be no mobile internet. If there was no Apple to help show us the world, we would not see the beauty of this world.” Pretty classy.