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China state TV carries Daily Show spot on Huawei lead in 5G

China has deployed an unlikely voice in its trade war with the U.S.: Trevor Noah of Comedy Centrals The Daily Show.A brief clip from the comedians If You Dont Know, Now You Know segment on Chinese equipment maker Huaweis dominance in next-generation 5G mobile technology ran on state broadcaster CCTVs national lunchtime news on Monday.

It was part of a barrage of stories and commentaries attacking the U.S. stance in the standoff between the worlds two largest economies.Washington says Huawei, the leading supplier of telecom gear and No. 2 smartphone maker, is a security threat and is obliged to do the ruling Communist Partys bidding.

U.S. officials have provided no evidence for their assertions that the company, based in southern Chinas Shenzhen, may use its equipment for espionage.CCTV ran a Daily Show clip that highlighted Huaweis lead in 5G technology. It did not include parts of the segment featuring concerns over Chinas potential ability to spy using Huawei-equipped 5G networks.

Recently, famous American talk show host Trevor Noah expressed his views on Americas relentless suppression of Huawei, the CCTV host said. He says the reason for the suppression is because Huawei possesses advanced 5G technology, while American 5G lags far behind.It then ran the Daily Show clips where Noah states, And right now, the best 5G technology is made by a Chinese company called Huawei.

While America is developing its own 5G, Chinas 5G is so far ahead. Theyre basically going to set the trends, Noah says. So, this is a race many people are already saying America has lost.A Comedy Central spokeswoman for The Daily Show was unavailable because of the Memorial Day holiday.Washington has ordered restrictions on U.

S. technology sales to Huawei, subject to a 90-day grace period for Huawei smartphone owners and smaller U.S. telecoms providers that rely on its networking equipment, but only for existing hardware and software. The government said that grace period could be renewed.In its broadcast Monday, CCTV also carried an interview with Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, whose daughter, company CFO Meng Wanzhou, is under house arrest in Canada awaiting extradition hearings for U.

S. fraud charges.Huawei is prepared for an extended conflict, he said.This is likely to be long-term. We are prepared for a long-term battle, we dont prepare for a short-term fight, Ren said. We fight a protracted war, and ... we might actually emerge stronger.Asked whether, with Meng detained in Vancouver, Huawei was now facing its most dangerous moment, Ren answered no.

Before we had been suppressed by the U.S. and the occurrence of the Meng Wanzhou incident, our company was at its most perilous, Meng said.Laziness. Everybody had money in their pockets and disobeyed assignments and were unwilling to work in places where conditions are tough. It was a dangerous state.

.Now the entire company is galvanized, and combat power is booming. How is this the most dangerous time? It should be in the best state,.....

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