After Huawei challenged Hochberg's comments, the Ex-Im Bank didn't back down from the speech.
"Chairman Hochberg stands by his assertion that a $30 billion line of credit from the Chinese Development Bank -- used as buyer financing -- has undoubtedly contributed to Huawei's growth. Financial backing of this magnitude creates options and opportunities that may not otherwise exist," the bank said in a statement attributed to Ex-Im Bank Vice President Maura Policelli.
Huawei has faced fire before from the U.S. government over alleged security and competition issues.
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