Ren Zhengfei: on September 18, the world's fastest artificial intelligence platform
will be released. Original title: Ren Zhengfei: Huawei can license all 5g technologies to the west, and how long it takes to retire depends on needs.
on September 10, Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, was interviewed by the economist at its headquarters in Shenzhen
when asked whether Huawei has some radical plans to rebuild trust, such as considering selling some 5g businesses outside the Chinese market to other companies, Ren Zhengfei replied that Huawei is unlikely to adopt the plan of introducing foreign investors, because the investors' way of thinking is profit-making, and Huawei's ideal is higher than investment interests. "As for whether the technology can be licensed and transferred to western countries? Yes. Not part, but all."
"Huawei's ideal is to 'provide services to all mankind and strive to climb the scientific peak', which is in line with Huawei's values. Therefore, can we license other western countries to produce our same equipment? Yes." Ren Zhengfei said that the technology and process can be licensed, and they can re develop on this basis, "After we transfer all the technology, they can modify the code on this basis. After modifying the code, it is equivalent to shielding us and the world. American 5g is an independent 5g. There is no security problem. Its security is to control American companies. It is not our company that sells 5g in the United States, but American companies that sell their own 5g in the United States."
according to Ren Zhengfei, this license is a one-time payment
Ren Zhengfei's answer to the question "if the United States is willing to explore this possibility, is Huawei willing to give up its leading position, set the clock to zero, and compete fairly with everyone"
on May 15 this year, the U.S. Department of Commerce included Huawei and its 68 subsidiaries in the entity list, requiring any U.S. company selling products to China, or even some foreign companies, to obtain permission from the U.S. government when selling goods to China. On May 20, a 90 day "temporary general license" was issued to allow Huawei and its subsidiaries to engage in "specific activities" to ensure the continuous operation of existing relevant networks in the United States. On August 19 this year, the United States extended this "temporary general license" for another 90 days, again delaying the transaction ban on Huawei and its subsidiaries' existing products and services in the United States
on August 19, Beijing time, a spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the hope that the US side "would stop unreasonable suppression and sanctions against Chinese enterprises such as Huawei, and treat Chinese enterprises in a fair, just and non discriminatory manner"
in an interview with the economist on September 10, Ren Zhengfei also confirmed that Huawei's upcoming mate 30 series did not pre install Google's GMS ecosystem, but Huawei still hopes to continue to use Google's operating system
Ren Zhengfei said that Google is still persuading the US government to allow Huawei to use its ecosystem. The United States restricts Huawei from using Google's GMS ecosystem, involving tens of millions of partners, and Huawei cannot replace it in one or two days. "If the U.S. government approves US to continue using Google ecosystem, in fact, the U.S. company monopolizes the world; if the U.S. government does not approve, the competitiveness of the U.S. company in the world will be weakened."
the self-developed operating system "Hongmeng" launched by Huawei is currently only used on smart screens similar to Internet TV. However, Huawei has not ruled out the possibility of applying the "Hongmeng" system to intelligence in the future
referring to the impact of the US ban on Huawei, Ren Zhengfei said that by August this year, Huawei's revenue had increased by 19.7%, and its profit was the same as that of last year. "The revenue growth rate is decreasing. It was about 30% at the beginning of the year, 23% in the middle of the year, and 19.7% in August. The profit has not increased. The main reason is that the strategic investment has increased significantly. We have added thousands of employees. These employees are high-quality talents, such as some talented young people and graduating doctors. Their main purpose is to repair the 'hole' we have been through. Now, from 5g to the core, we have filled the 'hole' in the network finished. On September 18, we will release the shengteng AI cluster with 1024 nodes, which is currently the fastest artificial intelligence platform in the world. "
the following is the actual record of Ren Zhengfei's interview with the economist, which is abridged
Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei
the following is the summary of Ren Zhengfei's interview with the economist
September 10, 2019
1. David Rennie, President of the economist Beijing Branch and columnist of "teahouse": Mr. Ren, you are a very important global business leader. Therefore, before raising other Huawei related questions, we would like to ask you a question about globalization and what challenges technology brings to globalization. You have many large companies selling products and services that can only happen in a highly trusted world, because you are not selling sneakers and rackets, but autonomous vehicle or medical equipment. From the perspective of globalization, the transaction of such products needs to be based on lifelong trust. But it is difficult for countries like China and the United States to trust each other. Can this problem be solved? How to solve it? We would like to hear your opinion
you are welcome to ask questions frankly, and I will answer them very frankly
economic globalization is of great benefit to the whole mankind, because it is of great significance to the optimal allocation of resources and the reduction of service costs, so it will accelerate the pace of social progress. Economic globalization was first put forward by western society. The guiding ideology of the west is that the West provides advanced technology and equipment, and developing countries provide raw materials and low-end labor, so as to carry out global economic trade. However, the West did not expect that developing countries will gradually move towards the high end from the low-end production
in the sixties and seventies of the last century, the West encountered a serious economic crisis, which was the labor capital conflict. Western economists put forward a theory of "high wages, high prices and high consumption", which solved the plight of the West in a short time and achieved rapid economic development. Until the end of the last century, the western society experienced rapid economic growth in the past decades. The basis of this economic model is that there must be high income. Without high income, high income distribution cannot be completed. Although developing countries provide vast markets, developing countries will also have a large number of commodities entering developed countries. Such conflicts and contradictions are not the problem of globalization itself, but the correct coordination between the two development mechanisms
how to solve this problem only in terms of the relationship between Europe and China. China should fulfill its WTO commitments and open up its service and manufacturing industries on a large scale. In the past two years, the pace of opening up has accelerated, a little later than the commitment. Britain and Europe have accumulated sufficient experience in the service industry for hundreds of years, and China also has great demand. If the European service industry enters China on a large scale, it will be conducive to China's social progress. China uses its products to earn money from Europe, while Europe uses its products and services to earn money from China, which is conducive to financial balance. For example, China's automobile tax will be reduced to a very low level in five years. British and European cars are the best quality cars in the world, while Japanese cars are the most economical and high-quality cars. Therefore, problems arising from globalization now need to be negotiated. One should not violently impact the inclined block on the swing arm to solve the other. It is not globalization itself that is wrong, but the mechanism has some problems in the new environment, but it has not sat down and coordinated well
another example is Russia. If the EU admitted Russia to the EU that year, it is estimated that Russia's energy and Western machinery and equipment transactions will not be less than 1 trillion euros. These economies will be injected into Europe, which will help Europe solve the internal contradiction between the rich and the poor
I have had good communication with Osborne and Cameron. At that time, Osborne reduced British tax to 21% without affecting British finance. Why? People receiving relief funds need to be able to receive relief funds conditionally. They must find jobs or do some public services, such as taking care of the elderly and public health. The reduced tax revenue is equal to the reduced social welfare expenditure, so Britain is very stable. Theresa government continues to announce that the tax revenue will be reduced to 17%. A series of British policies are the genes for Britain to become an investment center again. Therefore, we should adapt to globalization in constant self-adjustment, rather than a standard globalization will adapt to the world. This is my immature view
2, David Rennie: I know that my colleagues have a lot of questions about Huawei. Just now you mentioned how Europe, Japan and other countries view economic globalization, but you didn't mention the United States. In view of the current China US relations, are you worried about the future trend of globalization
meeting. Because the United States is the most powerful country in the world, it was originally the world police to maintain world order. The world's reward is to accept the US dollar as the international circulation and reserve currency. The United States collects seigniorage from the world by issuing US dollars. If the United States continues to assume the responsibility of maintaining world order and stability, it will not suffer. But now the United States has destroyed this mechanism. People no longer believe that the United States is maintaining world order and that the US dollar is the most reliable reserve currency. When the world's trust in the United States and the US dollar swings, the US debt and US stocks will be in crisis, which will trigger huge economic and political turmoil in the United States
3, Patrick Foulis, London business editor of the Economist: in 2019, American diplomats made great efforts to try to persuade American allies not to use Huawei equipment. Mr. Ren, have the actions taken by the United States been successful? The main targets of these efforts of the United States are its core allies, such as Britain and Australia. However, it seems that Vietnam and other countries are also facing great pressure from the United States to ask them not to use Huawei equipment. How successful are these US moves to boycott Huawei
first of all, whether to buy Huawei equipment or not is a normal business choice, because in the past, many customers did not buy Huawei equipment, and most of the selection process was for business reasons. However, when choosing 5g, the United States may be wrong to regard 5g as a political factor and a dangerous goods. The choice of 5g should be from the perspective of national development, not from the political perspective
let me give an example. A thousand years ago, China was in the civilization of the Tang and Song dynasties. At that time, China was the most powerful country in the world. The image of the prosperous times of the riverside during the Qingming Festival was not fictional, but a real description. Hundreds of years ago, the British Philosophy and social system promoted the industrial revolution. The British invented the train and the ship. However, China is basically a carriage. The speed of the carriage is slower than that of the train, and the cargo capacity is lower than that of the ship, so China lags behind. Britain has become an industrial power in the world, selling industrial products to the whole world, which has had a great impact on the social progress of various countries. So far, 2/3 of the world's population can speak English, which is that speed determines social progress