External Event

A public debate with Huawei

16 Oct 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
European Parliament, room ASP3G3

Huawei will hold a Public Debate at the European Parliament on 16 October from 6pm to 8pm in room ASP3G3 in order to answer all the questions of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Huawei and address their concerns on all the related digital and trade issues: cybersecurity, 5G, espionage and backdoor allegations, China and China’s National Intelligence Law, the US ban against Huawei, the US allegations, trade disputes, reciprocity, supply chain issues, digital cooperation, etc.

MEP Nicola Beer (RENEW group), Vice-President of the European Parliament, as well as MEP Pilar del Castillo (EPP group), MEP Maria Grapini (S&D group) and MEP Jan Zahradil (ECR group) will co-host this Public Debate at the European Parliament.

Besides MEPs and Huawei Chief Representative towards the EU (Liu Kang), representatives from the U.S. government (US Ambassador Gordon Sondland), Chinese government (Chinese Ambassador Zhang Min), the Commission (Director-General Roberto Viola from DG CONNECT), the Council (Turo Mattila, Chair of the EU Council horizontal working party on cyber issues and countering hybrid threats, from the Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU), the Romanian Minister of Communications and Information Society (Alexandru Petrescu), ECSO Secretary-General (Luigi Rebuffi), ECTA Director-General (Luc Hindryckx) as well as many journalists should take part in this major Public Debate.

During the first part of this major event, Huawei’s Chief Representative to the EU, Liu Kang (Abraham), will be “grilled” by MEPs, journalists and key stakeholders. During the second part, there will be a roundtable, divided in three sessions (cybersecurity, trade disputes and EU digital sovereignty). Please find attached the draft agenda and poster of the event.

Interpretation will be provided in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Romanian.

The debate will be followed by a cocktail reception in ASP00G “La Brasserie” (the former MEPs restaurant) from 8pm to 9pm.

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