Ken Hu made a courageous move facing a dozen international reporters, some of whom are hostile. He gave a frank, professional presentation and answered all questions. His English is fluent and he came off well. Here’s a transcript.
From Huawei, in full: Amid intense international media coverage and reports of challenges in a number of markets, Rotating Chairman Ken Hu held a press conference with leading global media at the new campus in Dongguan on Tuesday, December 18. R&D labs showcasing materials developed for 5G and an independent cybersecurity lab were opened for the first time to media, signaling greater openness. Attending were 22 newspapers, broadcasters and trade publications from US, Europe and Asia. They included the Financial Times, CNN, CNBC, Reuters, Fortune and Nikkei.
Mr Hu delivered strong messages of confidence in Huawei’s business growth and prospects, citing the trust of hundreds of network operators, nearly half of the Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of millions of consumers.