The 5G booth of Huawei during an industry expo in Beijing last month. ZHU XINGXIN/CHINA DAILY
Trust and collaboration are the foundation for maximizing and sharing the value of 5G, and an open ecosystem is needed in particular to address the rising trend of "technology decoupling", experts and company executives said.
Jim Rogers, a well-known international investor from the United States, said protectionism was bad for the world as seen throughout history.
"Anybody taking a unilateral approach to anything, certainly to technology and economics, will have problems. Foreign policy should be around opening. We need to avoid protectionism, especially in technology," he said in a video address at the second annual TrustInTech Summit held by Huawei Technologies Co.