Huawei's Xu: going digital, byte by byte

Huawei's strategy chief says governments should free up additional wireless spectrum, cultivate local programming talent and encourage online entrepreneurship.

William Xu, Huawei's global head of strategy and marketing, shares his thoughts on Asia's digital transformation for FinanceAsia's 20th anniversary.

FinanceAsia’s 20-year anniversary is a good time to step back and reflect on the impressive progress Asia has made in a relatively short span of time. During the past two decades, the world’s economic centre of gravity has shifted decisively eastward.

In the early 1990s, Asia’s economies made up roughly one-quarter of the world’s GDP today, they account for about 40%, while poverty in the region fell from 55% of the population in 1990 to 21% in 2010.

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