Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, has been at the hub of a couple of controversies related to its 5G equipment. These issues emanated from the concerns expressed by the United States government and many other countries have also prohibited the use of Huawei’s 5G equipment just like the US. Liang Hua, chairman of Huawei, attended the Huawei media communication meeting today. At the meeting, Liang Hua said that in balancing the conflicts between Chinese and Western countries, it will strictly operate and respect local laws and customs.
Liang Hua said that Huawei is a global company. If it operates locally, it must use local methods to contribute to the development of the country of operations. The company said that it will be open/transparent, conduct compliance operations, and respect local laws/customs, including export control and sanctions laws/regulations applicable to the United Nations, the United States, and the European Union. In addition to the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Czech Republic, and other countries have stated that Huawei’s 5G equipment is prohibited on the grounds of national security.
At the same time, many countries, such as Portugal, France, Germany, and India, have also expressed their recognition and support for Huawei, and do not consider prohibiting foreign suppliers from providing 5G equipment. On December 18th, Huawei announced that it has obtained more than 25 5G commercial contracts and has shipped more than 10,000 5G base station equipment.