Huawei replaces US-banned parts with Chinese versions, says founder

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the company has replaced more than 13,000 US-banned components in its products with domestic versions in the past three years. – EPA pic, March 18, 2023.

CHINESE technology giant Huawei has replaced thousands of product components banned by the United States with homegrown versions, its founder has said, according to a transcript of a recent speech released by a Shanghai university. 

A leading supplier of telecom gear, smartphones and other advanced equipment, Huawei has been repeatedly targeted by Washington in recent years over cybersecurity and espionage concerns. 

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