Huawei at CES 2017: We have no ties with any government; Trump is a businessman

Richard Yu says the company aims to become the number one smartphone maker in the world in five years.

The last two years have been absolutely massive for Huawei, which went from strength to strength in the Consumer Tech space. It made a stunning appearence in the CES 2017 with the launch of premium smartphones and exciting new agenda set by the Chief Executive of Huawei consumer business group Richard Yu.

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Making a string of appearances in the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Richard Yu laid out some ambitious plans for their US and global market.

Yu announced a list of enterprising line-ups that Huawei is and will be pursuing to accomplish the zenith position in the market. Here are some of Richard's big statements regarding Huwaei's futre success:

  1. Huawei will be the biggest smartphone maker in the world within five years Richard Yu maintained the foremost agenda of the company – to become number one in the game. "We want to be number two in the next two years," Yu told a small group of reporters after a keynote speech at the Las Vegas show. "In five years we want to be number one." According to Richard they have already set foot on the path of becoming the best, as already Huawei has performed better on many technical tests and consumer surveys than its top two rivals Samsung and Apple.
  2. The company needs to make better inroads in the US market
    The Chief Executive of consumer business group of Huawei believes that it needs to work more on making inroads in the US market and thus in the global market, especially in the premium smartphone segment. And to do so, he believes, the company needs to focus more on developing relationships with carriers, who play pivotal role in selling the devices. "In the next two to five years we should do more with carriers," Richard Yu said.
  3. US consumers need a new product as others are 'boring' Richard argued in the CES that, US consumers are now looking for something new in a smartphone, describing other companies' products as "boring". "In the US market consumers need a better product," he said.Speaking of new products Huawei has launched two smartphones in the CES 2017. It announced the US release of its flagship Mate 9 handset, which was launched in other markets last year and and the global launch of its mid-range Honor 6X.
    mate 9, honour 6
    (L) Mate 9 and (R) Honor 6X
  4. "We have no relations with any government "Brushing aside all the political controversies regarding Huawei-Beijing Government tie up, which was heightened after a US congressional report, Richard Yu announced in the CES that "We have no relations with any government. Huawei is a private company owned by its employees." He said that such concerns are based on "misunderstanding" and, perhaps, fueled by the competitors, who can't fight with their products, so "are using this to fight us." Richard also added that Huawei will not join hands with governments to spy on consumers' data because; if they do so with one government the company will face problems with other countries.
  5. "My feeling is that Trump is a businessman" Talking about the President elect of the US Donald Trump's inconsiderate rhetoric on China and trade, Richard Yu said that "My feeling is that Trump is a businessman." Despite Trump's stand on the matter he hopes that the President-elect will understand and mull over the benefit of both countries from bilateral trade. "You can't do everything yourself." He said, "The economy is globalized. The US also benefits a lot from China, from Chinese companies."

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