In one of his latest TV appearances, Huawei chairman Ren Zhengfei thanked the US for ‘promoting’ Huawei and referred to Trump administration leaders as ‘great figures’. Photo: Bloomberg

US ban on Huawei’s 5G technology could be a blessing in disguise for the Chinese brand, say PR experts

  • US pressure on allies to not use Huawei’s 5G network equipment may have helped entrench company’s image as global leader in the technology
  • In one of his latest TV appearances, Huawei chairman thanked US for ‘promoting’ the company and referred to Trump administration leaders as ‘great figures’
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In one of his latest TV appearances, Huawei chairman Ren Zhengfei thanked the US for ‘promoting’ Huawei and referred to Trump administration leaders as ‘great figures’. Photo: Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 4 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 19, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
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Asian Angle by Kerry Brown

UK will talk up Huawei to China, then back the US like always

  • Mired in Brexit and desperate for friends outside Europe, Britain is keen to court Chinese investment. But as the UK’s decision to send a warship to the South China Sea shows, its warm words are likely to be empty ones

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President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 4 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 19, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
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