Stephen Engle: Good afternoon, friends. My name is Stephen Engle. I am Chief North Asia Correspondent for Bloomberg Television. And thank you very much for joining us for this Coffee with Ren. Again, we also welcome the international media, domestic media, also some invited guests from various parts of the world. We'd also like to welcome to this simulcast, Bloomberg users who are on live-go on the Bloomberg terminal who will be listening around the world to this in-depth conversation, with Ren Zhengfei and the others here on the panel.
Let me introduce them before we get into it. Here on my left we have Kishore Mahbubani. He is the former President of the United Nations Security Council. He is also the founding dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and he was with the Singapore Foreign Service for 33 years. Thank you very much for joining us, Kishore. Also Detlef Zuehlke, he is known as the spiritual father of the Smart Factory. Like to know a little bit more about what a spiritual father is of a smart factory. Many years I believe as well at Lufthansa, the German airline. He is also a professor emeritus of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and the retired director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence at Kaiserslautern. And of course, Ren Zhengfei, the CEO and founder of Huawei Technologies, and to his left, Liu Fei, head of 5G security research at Huawei, a scientist here for security at Huawei.
Now we are finally in the digital age, and 5G is finally upon us with China, just at the beginning of this month officially launching commercial services, and the world shall soon follow. 5G is definitely here. So my car and my coffee maker can finally talk to each other.
Billions of devices are going to be able to talk to each other. It's a platform in which commerce of the 21st century and beyond is going to be built, and, of course, we all know the geopolitical battle lines are going to be drawn if they have not already been drawn. Now as I've been promising, we can talk about every subject today for the next hour and a half. So, I want to invite all of you, when I open up the floor to questions, to please raise your hand and ask a question to our distinguished panelists. They are here for all of you.
Stephen Engle: Maybe you should go to Hong Kong and give a speech to the children there. That's for another discussion. Ladies and gentlemen, if you could put your hands together for Ren Zhengfei and the distinguished panelists.