Fei-Ling Wang, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, was recently quoted in an article entitled “The Perils of Chinese Ambiguity: How and Why the US Mistrusts and Misunderstands China” for The South China Morning Post.
Here's an excerpt:
Reclusive Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has recently been taking the limelight and talking to the international media. In an interview with CBS that aired on February 19, he promised that the telecoms company would never spy on the United States and that even if he was required by Chinese law to share customer data with Beijing, he would “firmly reject that”.
The statement sounds genuine, but does not square with what he told foreign reporters at a round table weeks ago, when he said that he loves his country, supports the Communist Party, and that “we must abide by all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where we operate”.