Huawei has faced intense pressure since last year. The United States has called the company a national security risk, alleging that its equipment could be used by the Chinese government for espionage. Huawei has repeatedly denied that claim.
The Chinese tech giant has gone on the offensive since the start of the year, with a big public relations push and legal challenges. It filed a lawsuit against the U.S. in March claiming that a law that bans government agencies from buying Huawei equipment is in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Meanwhile, lawyers for Meng filed suit against the Canadian government alleging that her arrest and detention violated her constitutional rights.
In December, U.S. President Donald Trump drew criticism in the United States after he said he could intervene in Meng's case if it would help secure a trade deal with China.
Ren said he had not had communication with Trump on the matter.
"I don't know. President Trump hasn't shared his thoughts with me," Ren said.
The Huawei CEO talks to his daughter on the phone every now and then.
"We have calls quite often, talking about family," he said. "We don't talk about anything else, because we know that our communication is being monitored. What else can we talk about? Nothing but life."