Introduction: On January 15th, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei also broke the silence for many years. He accepted many foreign media including CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal at the headquarters of Huawei in Shenzhen. Interview.
The past year has been a very unsettled year for Huawei. Many countries, including the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, have restricted Huawei’s telecommunications by threatening national security. Business, in order to eliminate external concerns, on January 15, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei also broke the silence for many years, and accepted many other projects including CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal at Huawei headquarters in China. Media interview.
will never do anything that is detrimental to any country
Ren Zhengfei has only conducted two public interviews before, each time to eliminate the concern of Huawei. His most recent appearance was the Davos Forum three years ago, when he once again tried to separate business from politics and told reporters that "the principle of business is customer first."
In this interview, Network security and privacy protection issues, Ren Zhengfei stressed: "We are committed to standing with our customers and will never harm the interests of any country and any individual. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also made it clear that there is no law in China that requires any company to install. Backdoor. The value of a company should be customer first, customer-centric. We are a corporate organization, so we must also abide by business rules. In this context, I don't think my personal political beliefs and us as commercial entities. There is a close connection between the actions to be carried out. I think I have already said very clearly, we will definitely say no to this request."
Ren Zhengfei’s remarks and the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last month Consistent. According to China News Service, on December 10, 2018, the EU said that because of the “forced back door” concerns about Chinese companies such as Huawei, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Wei said that this kind of “guessing” is normal for enterprises. It is ridiculous to set up obstacles.
Lu Hao stressed at the time that Chinese laws and regulations did not authorize any institution to force enterprises to install "forced back doors." China hopes that the countries concerned will no longer set unnecessary artificial obstacles for the normal operation of Chinese enterprises for other purposes.
In fact, this is not a task.It was not the first time that cyber security and privacy protection were emphasized. On January 2, Huawei’s Heart Forum published a letter from Ren Zhengfei to all employees. In his letter, he emphasized that “to build a credible high-quality product” and expressed Huawei has clearly defined cyber security and privacy protection as the company's highest program.
Ren Zhengfei said at the time that in terms of security, products must have good anti-attack capabilities to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of business and data. Regarding the protection of user privacy, he said, “The laws and regulations on privacy protection should be followed, and the policy of using information is transparent to users. Users can control when they receive and receive information according to their needs.”
In emphasizing the importance of user privacy and cybersecurity, Ren Zhengfei said frankly that "software engineering" and "quality engineering" need to rely on the technical architecture to make credibility the first priority.
Missing her daughter, I believe that the legal system of the United States and Canada is open
and that for the daughter Meng Xizhou was arrested in Canada last December (has been released on bail), Ren Zhengfei did not want to publish too much. comment. He said that he missed his daughter Meng Zhouzhou. I believe that the legal system of the United States and Canada is open and he will await the judgment of the court.
It is worth mentioning that, according to the previous Canadian local court's ruling, although Meng Zhouzhou was released on bail, if the US government filed a formal extradition request before February 8, 2019, then Meng Zhouzhou would Faced with extradition hearings, based on past experience and past court cases, it may take months or even years. If the United States does not request an extradition within 60 days (February 8, 2019), Meng Xiazhou will be released.
and Meng Xiazhou will need to return to the court on February 6, 2019 to determine further dates for these proceedings.
has won 30 5G contracts and shipped 25,000 5G base stations
Although it was not calm in 2018, Huawei still achieved good results overall.
Ren Zhengfei said in an interview that Huawei has 180,000 employees and is the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer. In terms of equipment manufacturing such as routers, switches and base stations, Huawei competes with Swedish Ericsson and Finland's Nokia. In addition, Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the world's second largest smartphone supplier, only Samsung Electronics.after that.
Huawei expects to achieve sales revenue of US$108.5 billion in 2018, an increase of 21% year-on-year. According to the data, Huawei's revenue in 2017 was 603.6 billion yuan ($95.5 billion in the year). The financial report for the first half of 2018 showed that Huawei achieved sales revenue of RMB 325.7 billion, a year-on-year increase of 15%.
In terms of 5G business, despite the “combination blockade” from Huawei's 5G from several countries, Huawei also handed in a bright 5G transcript in 2018. At the end of last year, Guo Ping’s rotating chairman Guo Ping said in his new year speech that Huawei and the world’s leading operators have signed 26 5G commercial contracts, the world’s largest 5G supplier, and have shipped more than 10,000 5G base stations.
According to the latest data disclosed by Ren Zhengfei, Huawei has obtained 30 5G commercial contracts worldwide and shipped 25,000 5G base stations.
The revenue target for 2019 is $125 billion, with a growth rate of less than 20%
However, due to the increasing complexity of the international environment, Ren Zhengfei also stressed in the above interview that Huawei will face challenges next.
Ren Zhengfei said that 2019 will be a tough year for Huawei, revenue growth may fall below 20%, and the annual revenue target is $125 billion.
However, Ren Zhengfei also stressed that Huawei will never encounter the same situation as ZTE. "We have invested heavily in research and development over the years... What happened to ZTE will not happen to Huawei."[ 123] Huawei is held by employees and nearly 97,000 shareholders Although Huawei will face more challenges in 2019, Ren Zhengfei believes that Huawei is not a listed company and does not need beautiful financial statements. They don't want Huawei to stay in certain markets, then we can scale down. As long as we can survive and support our employees, we will always wait for us in the future." Ren Zhengfei also reiterated in the interview that Huawei is completely Its employees are owned by nearly 97,000 shareholders. Moreover, no external entity holds any shares of Huawei. Ren Zhengfei said: "There is no external organization that owns our stock." He added that Huawei has referenced Apple's model in terms of privacy protection and said that it plans to reduce it.Less company shares. "I own 1.14% of Huawei's shares, and Steve Jobs owns 0.8% of Apple's shares, which indicates that my equity is further diluted. I will learn from Steve Jobs."[123
Although the United States is hostile to Huawei, this does not prevent Ren Zhengfei from giving President Trump a positive evaluation.
"From the personal point of President Trump, I still believe that he is a great president." Ren Zhengfei said, "In a sense, he boldly cut taxes, I think it is beneficial to Industrial development in the United States."
Ren Zhengfei said: "The message I want to convey to the United States is: cooperation and sharing success. In our high-tech world, a single company or country is increasingly impossible to maintain. And support the needs of the entire world."
He added: "Now is no longer an industrial age. In the industrial age, a country can manufacture a whole textile machine, a whole train, a whole ship. Now is the information age, our interdependence is very high."
Who will be the successor of Ren Zhengfei?
The Financial Times report also mentioned that Ren Zhengfei did not disclose who would succeed him as the successor to Huawei.
"I don't know who will become my successor, the successor will naturally appear..." Ren Zhengfei also said that the successor is not anxious, "As for my retirement, it depends on people. When can I invent the elixir? I am waiting for the emergence of this elixir."
Editor: Lin Zi