Media Statement on The Washington Post Coverage

December 14, 2020 

Huawei opposes discrimination of all types, including the use of technology to carry out ethnic discrimination. We provide general-purpose ICT products based on recognized industry standards. We do not develop or sell systems that identify people by their ethnic group, and we do not condone the use of our technologies to discriminate against or oppress members of any community.

The technologies in question are extremely new and constantly changing. As such, developing a system of ethics and governance around emerging technology must be a conscious, ongoing, and collaborative process. We take the allegations in the Washington Post's article very seriously and are investigating the issues raised within. In the meantime, we will work to further optimize our internal management systems to make sure that they keep up with the pace of technological development.

We believe that technology should be a force for good. As a member of the United Nations Global Compact and the Responsible Business Alliance, Huawei has always advocated for the fair and non-discriminatory application of technology. We respect the laws of every country and region where we operate, and we care deeply about our customers, our partners, and all people that use and are affected by the use of our technology. We have not and will never support the use of technology to discriminate against vulnerable or marginalized groups.