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    Reclusive Huawei CEO Speaks Out

    He didn’t phone this one in. In a rare public appearance Tuesday, Ren Zhengfei denied claims the telecommunications giant has spied for the Chinese government, saying he’d refuse to share data with authorities if asked. In an apparent sign of conciliation with the U.S., the 74-year-old former army engineer — whose daughter was arrested in Canada last month for allegedly violating American sanctions against Iran — said he’ “never do anything to harm any country in the world.” Pledging his support for China’s Communist Party, Ren also described President Trump as a “great president.”

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