Huawei, the world's largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, is fighting an American campaign to persuade American allies to eliminate the company's technology from super-fast 5G networks.
The US government argues that Huawei's products could be misused by Chinese intelligence agencies for espionage ̵
The US offensive against Huawei has weighed on relations between Washington and Beijing and threatens the introduction of 5G networks in the US world.
"We need to protect our critical telecommunications infrastructure, and America calls on all our security partners to be vigilant and to reject any business that would jeopardize the integrity of our communications technology or our national security systems," said US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference.
"America does not represent the world"
Ren, 74, founded Huawei 32 years ago after working as an engineer in the Chinese military and worked in the oil industry. As the son of rural school teachers in the mountains of Guizhou Province, he has made his company a global giant with annual sales of more than $ 100 billion.
Ren, who retains the title of CEO, told the BBC, even if that's the case The United States should convince more countries to stop using Huawei, the company could "just reduce things a bit".
"When the lights go out in the west, the east will still shine," he said. "And when the north gets dark, there is still the south, America does not represent the world."
Ren told the BBC that he objected to extradition for his daughter, claiming it was "politically motivated."
"You may have thought that if they arrested their Huawei, we will fall," he said. "We are still making progress."
"It's a close relationship in some aspects and not so narrow in others," he said.
"Throughout my childhood I was in the military, which means I was 11 months each year and a month "My relationship with them during their childhood and adolescence was not so strong."
In later years, he fought for Huawei's survival and worked regularly on 16-hour days. However, he feels that he is not close to any of his three children.
"We still trust the UK ien "
The Chinese government vigorously defended Huawei as it came under increasing pressure from the US and demanded the immediate release of Meng. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Monday that Pence's comments in Munich were "hypocritical, immoral, unfair and mobbing".
Huawei is already largely excluded from the US telecoms market, and Ren told the BBC that if the US government continues to oppose the company's investments, it will simply relocate more stores to the UK.
will continue to invest in the UK, "he said." We still trust in Britain and hope the UK will trust us even more. "