NTV reported on Sunday evening on an exclusive interview with Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei at the company’s entertainment facility for foreign dignitaries in Shenzhen, China, which replicates a traditional street scene in Kyoto. Ren criticized the U.S. ban on Huawei products for violating the principle of the rule of law. He hinted at the possibility of Huawei withdrawing from the U.S. market, stating that the U.S. is free not to sell products to Huawei and Huawei is free not to buy from the U.S. He also pointed out that the U.S. telecom industry will suffer as a result of the ban on Huawei products. The CEO indicated his desire to strengthen cooperation with Japan. He denied the existence of a “backdoor” used by Huawei to steal confidential information, saying his company is willing to sign an anti-espionage agreement with the Japanese government. Fuji TV carried a similar interview with Ren on Sunday morning.