According to Reuters, Huawei’s representative in the EU, Abraham Liu, said on Thursday evening that Huawei hopes cybersecurity will be regarded as a technology rather than an ideological issue. The communications equipment company is open to supervision by European governments to prove the point.
Abraham Liu reiterated that Huawei has not and would never harm the interests of customers or countries. He emphasized that “we are always willing to accept the supervision and suggestions of all European governments, customers, and partners.”
At present, the United States has launched an activity to convince European allies to refuse to use Huawei’s 5G equipment, saying it has security risks. Despite this, the French Senate rejected a legislative proposal to strengthen telecommunications equipment inspections on Wednesday. In its turn, Germany said it hopes to adopt high data security standards for its 5G network.
Last month, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said in an interview with CCTV that at present, from Asia to Europe, from South America to North America, Huawei has established operations in 170 countries around the world, and has signed 30 5G commercial contracts for 5G base stations worldwide, counting for more than 25,000 goods. Ren Zhengfei also said that ‘the world’s best 5G maker is Huawei and the world’s best microwave maker is Huawei. There are indeed different companies that make 5G and microwave, but only Huawei can produce the best 5G and microwave at the same time. If they don’t buy it, they will lose. This is ‘competition,’ a technology competition, a peaceful competition. They have no choice but buy it.’
That’s why as Liu said, ‘Cybersecurity should remain as a technical issue instead of an ideological issue. Because technical issues can always be resolved through the right solutions while ideological issue cannot.