Manufacturing and Process ManagementCould Huawei smartphone deal fail spell full-blown Sino-US trade war?
Yu's speech did attract the attention - and perhaps the sympathy - of many market players, industry watchers and gadget fans.
USA lawmakers in December inked a letter to the Federal Communications Commission that outlined longstanding concerns that Huawei's products could be used to spy on the US and the company's presumed ties to the Chinese government.
The letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, which was signed by 18 lawmakers, noted concerns about Chinese companies in the US telecommunications industry.
"Additional work by the Intelligence Committees on this topic only reinforces concerns regarding Huawei and Chinese espionage", the letter said.
The Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has hit a major stumbling block in its USA expansion plans, with its first deal with an American carrier apparently falling through because of political pressure. Yet its blocking of deals involving Chinese companies in sectors where it has traditionally had an advantage shows its criticisms have more validity if directed at the USA market. Now it looks the firm will be launching the phone without a carrier partner, although it's a well-known fact that United States customers tend to buy their phones through a carrier.
The refusal is the latest example of a Chinese company struggling to develop its USA business. The CEO said that they plan on releasing the next OnePlus phone sometime during the later part of the second quarter of 2018. The House Intelligence Community issued a report in 2012 labeling Huawei and ZTE a national security threat.
Apple, the world's largest company by market capitalization, announced on Wednesday that the operation of its iCloud service in mainland China will be transferred to a state-owned firm called Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Company from February 28 to comply with the country's cloud computing regulations.
In May 2016, Huawei filed two lawsuits against Samsung in China and the United States for an allegedly unlicensed use of its 4G cellular communications technology, operating systems, and user interface software.