He first mentioned that the United States was right.HUAWEIUnfair sanctions, and said that all people who believe in the rule of law and free markets should be concerned and vigilant about the actions taken by the US authorities against Huawei. Liu Kang even thought that the founding fathers of the United States would be worried about the Trump Administration's current practice.
Liu Kang said that this is because Huawei has been abiding by the laws and regulations of all parties and following a European-style road. But Huawei is now the victim of American bullying. He said it was not only an attack on Huawei, but also on freedom and rule-based order. It's very dangerous. This is not just an attack against Huawei. It is an attack on the liberal, rules-based order. This is dangerous.
Screenshot from Liu Kang's original speech
He also said that Huawei was the victim today, but there may be more international companies suffering from such violations tomorrow. And if people turn a blind eye to it, what kind of chain consequences it will bring is worth thinking about. Now it is happening to Huawei. Tomorrow it can happen to any other international company. Can we shut the eyes to such behaviour? If we shut our eves, what will be the possible consequences of such a complacent appeasement in the future? I leave it to everybody to think about the significance of this development.
Next, Liu Kang began to talk about the development of 5G in Europe. He said that Huawei's 5G program is not only the best in the market, but also largely a European product, because many technologies are developed by European researchers and scientists.
He said Huawei has been working in Europe for 20 years and has 12,200 employees in Europe, 70% of whom are from local areas. In 2018, Huawei interviewed more than 5.6 billion euros of goods and services in Europe and cooperated with 140 European universities and research institutes in research and development.
Liu Kang said that Huawei hopes that Europe will become a 5G pioneer, so as to better promote the economic development of Europe and strengthen the leading position of European industry. He also revealed that Huawei will conduct activities to enhance Europeans'understanding of 5G during the European Parliamentary Election, so that Europeans can understand the role of 5G in enhancing European values and solidarity.
"I believe that future technologies like 5G can better defend European social patterns and lifestyles," Liu said. I believe that future technologies like 5G will actually help safeguard Europe's social model and the European way of life.
Liu Kang later cited classics from the modern history of Europe, praising the path that Robert Schuman, the father of the European Union, had pointed out for Europe, and said 5G technology could make Europe stronger and more United, and that was what Huawei was concerned about.
So he said Huawei was ready to cooperate with the European Union to achieve a 5G landing in a European way.
He also mentioned that Huawei understands the European government's security concerns and is ready to redouble its efforts to address them. Liu also mentioned that Huawei is ready to sign "no monitoring" agreements with governments and customers of all EU member states. (Huawei stands ready to sign no-spy agreements with governments and customers in all EU Member States.)
After quoting the views of French President Mark Ron and German Chancellor Merkel that Huawei and 5G technology are different from the US government, Liu Kang praised the European response to 5G, that is, a unified response strategy. He also supported the establishment of the European Union's General Data Protection Ordinance to coordinate European countries to come up with an advanced and perfect law and regulations to deal with 5G issues.
"The EU should make decisions for the well-being of Europe and its citizens," he said. The EU should make decisions for the benefit of Europe and its citizens.
Finally, Liu Kang said that as a global company, Huawei will continue to stay in Europe and continue to operate internationally. He said that Huawei will not only continue to invest in Europe, but will positively offset the impact of the decision of the U.S. Department of Commerce to ban Huawei from the industrial and security sectors.
Speaking of this, he also stressed once again that Huawei would do its utmost to ensure that the negative impact was offset. Let me stress this: Huawei is doing everything we can to make sure the negative impact of the decision is mitigated.
"Huawei will remain in Europe. We love this continent and will continue to contribute to the strength and unity of Europe, "he said.