Barcelona — The chair of Huawei Technologies said US President Donald Trump’s assertion that the US should get ahead in mobile communications through competition rather than seeking to block technology is “clear and correct”. Trump’s tweets on Thursday did not specifically mention the Chinese company, which is at the centre of a cybersecurity storm, but the comments could be viewed as toning down the US administration’s opposition to the network equipment supplier. “I have noticed the president’s Twitter [message]. He said that the US needs faster and smarter 5G, or even 6G in the future, and he has realised that the US is lagging behind in this respect, and I think his message is clear and correct,” Guo Ping, speaking through an interpreter, said ahead of the mobile industry’s biggest global event, in Barcelona. Guo said Huawei, the world’s biggest network equipment company, will be the focus of attention at the event, which officially begins on Monday. Huawei is caught up in a cla...

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