US President Donald Trump has said Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China, despite branding the telecoms firm "very dangerous".
The US-China trade has been escalated in recent weeks with tariff hikes and threats of more action.
Washington has also targeted Huawei by putting the firm on a trade blacklist.
The US argues Huawei poses a national security risk, while Beijing accuses the US of "bullying" the company.
"Huawei is something that is very dangerous," Mr Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday.
"You look at what they've done from a security standpoint, to a military standpoint. Very dangerous." Last week, the Trump administration added Huawei ̵[ads1]1; the world's second largest smartphone maker – to its "entity list" which is based on the company from acquiring technology from the US without government approval.
But Mr Trump has said it is "possible" that the company could be part of any trade agreement with Beijing.
"If we made a deal, I could imagine Huawei possibly included in some form or some part of it," he said.
Huawei faces a growing backlash from Western countries, led by the US, over possible risks posed by using its products in next-generation 5G mobile networks.
Several countries have raised Concerns that Huawei equipment could be used by China for surveillance, allegedly the company has vehemently denied.
Huawei has said its work does not pose any threats and that it is independent from the Chinese government. Huawei has already had a ripple effect on the global tech industry, with several companies stepping back from the company.
"The best response to the US is that Chinese firms continue to grow stronger," China's Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said at a briefing in Beijing on Thursday.
Mr Trump's latest comments on Huawei came on the heels of and announcement of a $ 16bn ($ 12.6bn) aid program to help US farmers hurt the trade conflict with China.
Earlier this month the US increased tariffs on $ 200bn worth of Chinese imports from 10% to 25% after the two sides failed to reach a deal on trade.
China hit back by announcement plans to raise levies on $ 60bn or US imports from 1 June.
The Trump administration has threatened to impose duties on another $ 300bn worth of Chinese goods, as it were warned of a "catastrophic" effect on consumers.
For now, efforts towards resolving the trade dispute appear to have stalled. No formal discussions have been scheduled since the last talks ended without a deal on 10 May.
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On Thursday, China's Commerce Ministry's Mr. Gao fired a shot at the US, saying if they want to continue trade talks "they should show sincerity and correct their wrong actions ".
The world's two largest economies have been engaged in a fractious dispute over trade since the early days of Mr Trump's presidency.
Not only does the US accuse China or stealing intellectual property, but it wants Beijing to make changes to its economic policies, which it says unfairly favor domestic companies through subsidies.
Mr. Trump also wants to cut America's trade deficit with China, which he says is hurting US manufacturing.