Liang Hua said Friday the "unjust and unfair" decision to add Huawei, the biggest maker of network equipment used by phone companies, to a list that restricts exports is hurting its US suppliers and global customers.
In 2013, the Chinese tech giant rolled out the Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy with universities around the world, aiming to transfer the company's technologies to students and inspire their innovation in the IT industry.
Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei expects the US sanction to cause the company to lose Dollars 30 bln in revenue in 2019 and 2020.
"So far we haven't seen any tangible change", Liang said.
The Department of Commerce will "issue licenses where there is no threat to USA national security", though Huawei will continue to face export controls, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday in Washington.
Like Trump and other high-level US officials, Ross did not specify a time frame or elaborate on what constitutes a national security threat.
Why it's important: It had always been suspected that Huawei was developing its own mobile operating system, named Hongmeng, as an alternative to Android by the time Google pulled Huawei's license to some services in order to comply with a United States trade ban on Huawei in mid-May. In terms of smartphones, we are still using the Android operating system and ecosystem as a "first choice".
Huawei also is developing its own chips and other technology, which would reduce the amount it spends on US components and help insulate the company against possible supply disruptions.
Washington will allow Huawei to license "commodity chip sets" and widely available software and tools so long as they don't pose a risk to US national security or foreign policy interests, the top American diplomat for cybersecurity, Robert Strayer, told reporters on Thursday.
Now Huawei is likely to regain access to Android after the Trump administration said on Tuesday that it would issue licenses for American companies that want to do business with Huawei "where there is no threat to national security".