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Trade war to hit revenues, may fall short by $30 billion: Huawei founder

The US has put Huawei on a blacklist, meaning that American companies that want to sell parts to Huawei will need approval from the US Commerce Department

AP| PTI  |  Shenzhen (China) 

Huawei booth at the Mobile World Congress 	| Photo: Reuters
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Huawei's founder likened his company to a badly damaged plane Monday and said revenues will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years.

The Chinese telecom giant will reduce capacity but US moves to restrict its business "will not stop us," Ren Zhengfei said on a panel at company headquarters.

The US has put on a blacklist, meaning that American that want to sell parts to will need approval from the US Commerce Department.

Ren said it never occurred to that the American government would be so determined to take such a wide range of what he called extreme measures against the company.

"I think both sides will suffer," he said. "No one will win. 

First Published: Mon, June 17 2019. 13:05 IST
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