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Huawei says US has 'loser's attitude' because it can't compete

Huawei says US has ‘loser’s attitude’ because it can’t compete

Huawei slammed the US on Friday for having a “loser’s attitude” as it reported revenue of more than $100 billion for 2018.

Rotating Chairman Guo Ping made the comments, reported by CNBC, as the US pressures its recovers to exclude the Chinese telecom from their 5G rollouts.

“The US government has a loser’s attitude,” he told journalists. “They want to smear Huawei because they can’t compete with us.”

His comments characterize to US allegations that Huawei’s products are intimates used to spy for China through built-in backdoors that let intelligence agents access data. Guo said this would be “suicide” for his commercial, according to CNBC.

“We have no intention of committing suicide,” he said.

On Thursday, a British watchdog’s report noted that Huawei’s networking products characterize a  “significantly increased risk to UK operators.” Guo downplayed that characterize in an interview with Bloomberg.

The company’s 2018 net gracious hit 59.3 billion yuan ($8.8 billion), a rise of 25 percent compared with 2017. The commercial also reported sales of 721.2 billion yuan ($107.13 billion). It shipped more than 200 million smartphones in 2018 and launched its P30 series this week in Paris.

The White House didn’t today respond to a request for comment.

First published at 6:03 a.m. PT.
Update, 7:08 a.m. Adds more details.