Huawei CEO held a press conference on December 18, calling Huawei unrelated to the Chinese government and saying it would not give up the U.S. market.
South Koreas Central Daily reported on December 18 that Hu Houkun, CEO of Huawei, at the forefront of Sino-US trade frictions, held a press conference at Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China, on December 18.
Hu Houkun said, We have not received any requests from the government (the Chinese government) in the past 30 years, nor have there been any incidents in terms of security threats.
Hu Houkun said, We will not answer too much about Mengs arrest, but we will solve the problem according to legal procedures.
Regarding problems such as Australia and the United Kingdom, which clearly indicated that they would not use Huaweis equipment, Hu Houkun said, If there are problems with Huaweis equipment and solutions, please show relevant evidence. He stressed that we are waiting patiently for the largest communications market and waiting for opportunities for exports to the United States.
Reported that Hu Houkuns speech implies that Huawei will not give up entering the U.S. market.
The press conference for Huawei was held at 14:50 Beijing time on the 18th, at Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen. There were 13 European and American media, including Guardian Chinese Network, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Agence France Presse, Bloomberg and Japans Japan Economic News and Koreas Central Daily.
Faced with the question of what is Huaweis relationship with the Chinese government, Hu Houkun said, Huawei, as a Chinese company, does not belong to an industrial institution related to the Chinese government, but is a technology company. Huawei has been striving to be more transparent and open. There are voices calling for us to publicize the companys share structure. We provide annual reports on relevant information and publicize our Huawei business through reports. Contrary to the concerns of governments, we have not received any requests from the Chinese government. This fact can also be confirmed by the fact that we have not experienced any security problems in the past 30 years.
Faced with the question of what is Huaweis business plan in the United States, Hu Houkun said, The United States is one of the largest telecommunications markets, so we will not give up the American market. As we all know, in fact, we have not achieved good results, and our business in the United States is very limited. But we will not interrupt our business in the United States. According to the evaluation of external institutions, the United States concentrated investment in the development of 5G mobile communications from 2017 to 2020, but now the restriction of technologically advanced enterprises leads to a very high degree of market concentration. This is not a good thing for consumers. The digital industry has increasingly developed into an industrial chain model. Network security is not a problem that a company should solve, but a problem that all participating companies should solve jointly. Although we are not sure when Hua will succeed, we will wait patiently.
Source: Qiao Junyi_NBJ11279, responsible editor of the Guardians Chinese website