‘Slaughtered on the chopping board’: Huawei sees mortal danger from new Trump regulation

An impending U.S. regulation targeting Huawei could pose a mortal threat to the Chinese telecommunications giant and trigger historic economic clashes between Washington and Beijing, according to a senior executive.

“I don’t think the Chinese government will just watch and let Huawei be slaughtered on a chopping board,” Huawei rotating chairman Eric Xu told reporters Tuesday. “I believe the Chinese government will also take some countermeasures.”

That stark warning came on the heels of reports that President Trump’s administration is developing export restrictions that would require a Taiwanese company that relies on American “technology or software” to stop providing Huawei with advanced semiconductor chips.
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