#Huawei praises European recovery plan

Speaking during the 28 May webinar ‘After the Crisis: how digital transformation can help Europe get back on its feet’, Huawei’s Chief Representative to the EU Institutions Abraham Liu said the €750 billion plan would “have to be used in a smart manner” in order to maximize the benefits for European citizens and businesses.  

“I praise yesterday’s proposals of the European Commission to establish a €750bn recovery plan. Even if it sounds like a lot of money, it remains a relatively modest sum in light of what it is expected to achieve,” Abraham Liu commented.”Every single euro will have to be used in a smart manner in order to maximize the impact on citizens and businesses. Huawei’s advanced technologies are a perfect fit for Europe’s needs.”

Huawei's Chief Representative to the EU Institutions Abraham Liu

Huawei’s Chief Representative to the EU Institutions Abraham Liu

Liu was speaking in an online debate organized by DIGITALEUROPE, at which he was one of several distinguished panellists, including: Anthony Whelan, digital policy adviser to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen; Patrik Sjoestedt, EMEA regional business leader at Microsoft; Marc Vancoppenolle, Nokia’s global head of government relations; Dieter Wegener, spokesman for the Industry 4.0 Leadership Group at ZVEI, the German electrical industry association, and Mieke De Ketelaere, AI programme director at the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Leuven, Belgium. The debate was moderated by Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, director-general of DIGITALEUROPE.

“Huawei and Europe both need global supply chains,” Liu pointed out. “The unprecedented attack on Huawei by the Trump administration is very dangerous to all non-US companies. Today Huawei is the victim of US bullying, tomorrow it could be another leading European company. The US administration is undermining a key foundation of global supply chains, namely the rule of law.”

Liu added: “As the pandemic unfolded in recent months, Huawei with telecom operators helped set up 5G networks in key hospitals in Asia and Europe and provided technological solutions for telemedicine and for pandemic control procedures. 5G and AI technologies are also used in vaccine development and have played a key role in reliable medical data quantitative analysis. Huawei technology has been successfully applied when managing public and private sector re-opening where it is proving possible.”

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