Huawei Says No More Walls
Huawei deputy chairman Ken Hu spoke in Germany at the Potsdam Conference of National Security. He empasised that restrictions, based on "ungrounded allegations", have been imposed on Huawei in order to disrupt their business operations. "We believe this behavior is totally unjustified," said Hu.
In Europe, approximately three-quarters of smartphone users rely on an Android-based phone and the Chinese phone maker accounts roughly for 20% of the market. Hu stated that "such reckless decisions can cause a great deal of harm to consumers and businesses in Europe."
"This sets a dangerous precedent. It goes against the values of the international business community, cuts off the global supply chain and disrupts fair competition in the market. This could happen to any other industry and company in the future if we don't jointly confront these issues," said Hu.
"When I arrived earlier, I was told that we are at a historic site where the Berlin Wall once stood. This reminded me of the fact that we don't want to see another wall and we don't want to go through another painful experience. Equally, we don't want to build a new wall in terms of trade, we don't want to build a new wall in terms of technology either," said Huawei deputy chairman.
"We need an integrated global ecosystem which can help us to promote faster technological innovation and stronger economic growth. Ultimately, it is what we have to rely on in order to maintain prosperity for human society," concluded Hu.