Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman of Huawei said in his keynote remarks at the Potsdam Conference on National Cybersecurity in Berlin, Germany, that in recent days, restrictions, based on ungrounded allegations, have been imposed on Huawei in order to disrupt our business operations. We believe this behavior is totally unjustified.

Ken Hu highlighted the point that in Europe, nearly 75% of smartphone users are owners of Android smartphone.

Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman of Huawei

He also said,
Huawei accounts roughly for 20% of European market. Such reckless decisions can cause a great deal of harm to consumers and businesses in Europe..

This sets a dangerous precedent. It goes against the values of the international business community, cuts off the global supply chain and disrupts fair competition in the market. This could happen to any other industry and company in the future if we don't jointly confront these issues.

I am honored to speak at this beautiful campus of the University of Potsdam. When I arrived earlier, I was told that we are at a historic site where the Berlin Wall once stood. This reminded me of the fact that we don't want to see another wall and we don't want to go through another painful experience.

Equally, we don't want to build a new wall in terms of trade, we don't want to build a new wall in terms of technology either. We need an integrated global ecosystem which can help us to promote faster technological innovation and stronger economic growth. Ultimately, it is what we have to rely on in order to maintain prosperity for human society.