by Wang Zichen
BRUSSELS, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- In one of the strongest public remarks ever, a senior representative of China's tech company Huawei on Thursday night rebutted fear-mongering of the company.
At a ballroom in Brussels packed with well over 1150 guests, mostly Europeans, Huawei's envoy to the European Union Institutions launched a robust defense of the Chinese technology giant.
"Recently, Huawei has been under constant attack by some countries and politicians, we are shocked, or sometimes feel amused by those ungrounded and senseless allegations," said Abraham Liu, Huawei's Vice-President for the European Region and Chief Representative to the EU Institutions.
"For example, yesterday, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Mr. (Gordon) Sondland, says someone in Beijing can remotely run a certain car off the road on 5G network and kill the person that's in it. This is an insult to people's intelligence, let alone the technological experts across the world," Liu said.
"Excluding Huawei from the market doesn't mean the network is safe. For example, since Huawei's equipment is not used in the U.S. networks, is the U.S. having the most secure network? The answer is no," Liu said.
The company has an excellent cyber security record, Liu said, with its devices being approved by strict reviews by multiple regulators and operators.
Huawei's partners in Europe include big-name telecoms operators such as Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, Vodafone, Orange, Proximus and others.
These partners "have publicly endorsed their trust in Huawei. I applaud for these sensible approaches," Liu said.
"Cybersecurity should remain a technical issue, instead of an ideological issue. Because technical issues can always be resolved through the right solutions, while an ideological issue can not," he added.