Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei said he hopes the new US administration will take a softer approach towards the Chinese telecoms giant.
However, he doesn’t expect much to change over the short-term.
Mr Ren’s comments come as he challenges the Federal Communications Commission’s designation of Huawei as a threat to national security.
The company has long denied US claims that its equipment could be used for spying.
Huawei is one of a handful of Chinese tech firms that were targeted by former US president Donald Trump on the grounds of national security.
US government sanctions have stopped Huawei from accessing vital chipsets, a move which has hurt the company’s handset business.
Huawei has also been locked out of the development of 5G in a number of countries, including the UK.
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