Mr Wang said the United States has recently harmed China's interests through various words and actions, including by what he said was containing normal business operations of China firms by political means, according to a readout of the call posted on the ministry website. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement that Pompeo spoke with Wang and discussed bilateral issues and U.S. concerns about Iran, but she gave no other details. In any talks, China must protect its legitimate interests, heed its people's will and safeguard the basic norms of worldwide relations, he said. He also told Mr Pompeo that the U.S. should abide by the one-China policy with regard to the status of Taiwan. Separately, he said President Donald Trump had given his department 150 days to establish a process to screen US companies' purchases of equipment from the Chinese firm, and other equipment providers with which officials have concerns.
His comments come after the US Commerce Department barred American firms from doing business with Huawei and its 68 affiliates without government approval.
The United States wants to see significant changes in China's approach to intellectual property rights and state subsidies as part of any trade deal, and Beijing is insisting that all tariffs be eliminated. No talks between the parties are scheduled at the moment.
Huawei will be "fine" even if it can't buy chips from U.S. suppliers, as "we have already been preparing for this", Ren said, according to Nikkei.
However, Xiang Ligang, director-general of the telecom industry association Information Consumption Alliance, said the U.S. ban will disrupt the global electronics industry, given the size of Huawei as the world's largest telecom equipment maker and the second-largest smartphone vendor.
In notice published Thursday, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security said the US was adding Huawei's affiliated companies around the world because they "pose a significant risk of involvement in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States".
Wang said the USA side has recently taken actions or made remarks on several fronts to damage China's interests, including suppression of legal businesses of Chinese enterprises through political means.
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He added that the tech firm will advance by developing its own chips to lessen the impact of the ban on its production and can stay afloat even if Qualcomm and other American producers refuse to sell chips to Huawei amid escalating tensions.
Huawei's chip arm HiSilicon said last Friday it has always been prepared for the scenario that it could be banned from buying USA chips and technology, and is able to ensure steady supply of most products.
However, she went on to say that HiSilicon's efforts will help ensure that Huawei has a "continuing supply of most of its products" and will guarantee its "strategic security".
Mr Ren said his company will not be dictated to by Washington and will not change "management at the request of the USA or accept monitoring, as ZTE [another Chinese tech company] has done".
The Justice Department is prosecuting Huawei over accusations of bank fraud, technology theft and violating US sanctions against Iran.
The Foreign Ministry also announced the formal arrest of two Canadian citizens who were detained shortly after Canada arrested Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in December.
Shares in Qualcomm, whose sales to Huawei account for less than 10% of its revenue, closed down 4% on Thursday in NY.