Huawei today reaffirmed its commitment to roll out 5G “The European Way”, at a debate held in the Huawei Cybersecurity Transparency Centre in Brussels.
In his remarks, Abraham Liu, Huawei’s Chief Representative to the EU Institutions, underlined two major points: Firstly, Huawei’s 5G has been co-developed by Europeans and is tailor-made for Europe’s needs and challenges. Secondly, the way Huawei is treated by the current US administration should worry everybody who cares for the respect of the rule-of-law.
“Huawei’s 5G solution is not just the best on the market. But it is to a large extent a European product; and it’s tailor-made for Europe’s needs. Huawei has been operating in Europe for nearly 20 years. We now have 12,200 employees in Europe, 70% hired locally. We are pleased that Europe is coming out with its coordinated approach to 5G. The European Union has proved its capacity of bringing European countries together to develop some of the most advanced and comprehensive laws like GDPR. Europe should continue to drive that agenda forward. The EU should make decisions for the benefit of Europe and its citizens”, said Abraham Liu.
“Huawei has been respecting all applicable laws and regulations. Now Huawei is becoming the victim of the bullying by the US administration. This is not just an attack against Huawei. It is an attack on the liberal, rules-based order. This is dangerous. Now it is happening to Huawei. Tomorrow it can happen to any other international company. Can we shut the eyes to such behaviour?” added Abraham Liu.