Huawei Intelligent Finance Summit 2021 held in Shanghai on Thursday Photo: Courtesy of Huawei
Huawei Technologies will continue to learn from the US in science and technology even under the shadow of US sanctions and assaults, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei said at a meeting with the company’s outstanding employees of 2020 last month, and the speech was released to the public on Saturday.
Ren emphasized the importance of keeping learning from the US when responding to an employee’s question that whether Huawei should shift to technology independence in the future due to the US sanctions.
As an outward looking nation, the adherence to globalization also includes some level of localization, said Ren, although Huawei shall always keep open-minded and learn from other countries, and, the Chinese tech giant will continuously learn from the US in science and technology, as the US has formed a flexible workable mechanism in the past century.
”We should not think that the US is no longer a teacher, or refuse to learn from that country simply because it suppresses us, which will only lead us to self-seclusion,” said Ren.
Ren pointed out the significance of cooperating with others with sincerity in response to an employee’s concerns of the increasing obstacles when contacting with foreign suppliers.
”Work is inherently difficult, our value is reflected if we can achieve something that others cannot do it,” said Ren.
In terms of the development and construction of 5G, Ren explained that 5G is not a panacea, as the development of the technology will take its course.
The growth of any new technology requires a long process, 5G is not a panacea which requires a process for its development, it will takes about 10 years for a new generation technology to mature in the information industry, he said.
”We have just entered this market, and the application value of 5G has yet to be fully explored and made use of in the future, so its value cannot be shown so quickly in a short time,” according to Ren.