As Huawei Hits $100 Billion Revenue, Huawei Said U.S. Has “Loser’s Attitude” & “Table Manners” Problem
Or in President Trump’s Alt-Right vocabulary:
“Stop being a Cuck, Faggot, or Soy Boy.
Be a man. A real man takes challenges head on, not hitting below the belt.
Shame on you, America.”
Ouch… There goes the respect and dignity of the Great Empire of America.
China’s Huawei Slams US’ ‘Loser’s Attitude’, Inability to Compete Amid Row
China’s tech behemoth Huawei, which is also the world largest telecommunication gears maker lashed out at the White House, accusing the US federal government of what it called “a loser’s attitude” that the US was persisting in its efforts to shape a false image of his company because of US tech firms’ inability to compete with Huawei products, and dismissing rebukes that its cutting-edge technology could be accessed and exploited by Chinese intelligence.
Rotating Chairman Guo Ping says “The U.S. government has a loser’s attitude. It wants to smear Huawei because it cannot compete against us. Countries that choose to work with Huawei will gain an advantage in the next wave of growth in the digital economy.”
Huawei is currently deeply embroiled in a lawsuit over a ban on the tech giant’s products being used by federal agencies, while their CFO Meng Wanzhou is forced to remain in Canada awaiting extradition to the US to face what they believe as ‘trumped-up charges’ on Iran sanctions violation.
Huawei has more than once denied Washington’s accusations of stealing commercial information and spying on behalf of the Chinese government, insisting that it sees no reason why it should be restricted from building 5G infrastructure in any country.
The company also stated that Trump administration has been unwilling to meet with their executives to talk the security issue over.
“At this point, they’re not even willing to talk with us about the mechanisms recognized by the U.S. government to address cybersecurity risk”, chief security officer Andy Purdy told The Hill.
The 5G issue was put on vote within the European Commission this week, with EU officials declining to embrace the US-led effort to dump gear made by the Chinese telecom giant. Instead, they released recommendations calling for deeper scrutiny of possible security flaws in 5G phones.
Huawei Sales Top $100B Despite US-Led Trade War, Smear Campaign Against Company
US Fears Eclipse by Huawei, But Doesn’t Have the ‘Clout’ to Stop China’s Rise
The US and and its allies began restricting the Shenzhen-based telecoms giant’s access to national markets, citing fears that Beijing’s 5G and telecoms products were a threat to national security.
Despite this, revenues for the firm reached $721.2 billion RMB and net profits skyrocketed 25 percent to nearly 60bn yuan, according to the company’s 2018 annual report.
At the same time,
Huawei Leads in Patent Applications as R&D Edge Helps Withstand US Crackdown
Huawei will continue to lead in the 5G telecommunications space with substantial influence and significant contributions despite a US-led geopolitical crackdown, as it has taken a leading position by continuously investing in research and development (R&D) and prioritizing innovation.
Huawei filed the largest number of patent applications among all companies with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of UN, worldwide in 2018, and industry insiders said that continuous investment in R&D and a focus on new technologies is helping China forge ahead in global patent applications.
The Shenzhen-based company — the world’s largest telecoms equipment provider — filed a record 5,405 patents in 2018, the highest among corporate filers, the WIPO said in a report released on Tuesday. Next came Japan-based Mitsubishi Electric Corp, followed by US technology giants Intel and Qualcomm.
The US remained the largest applicant globally in 2018, with a total of 56,142 patents filed, down 0.9 percent from 2017. China is now the second-largest patent applicant with 53,345 filed in 2018, up 9.1 percent year-on-year, the report showed.
“Asia is now the majority filer of international patent applications via the WIPO, which is an important milestone for that economically dynamic region and underscores the historical geographical shift of innovative activity from West to East,” Francis Gurry, director-general of the WIPO, was quoted as saying in the report.
Huawei invests about $15-20 billion in R&D annually, ranking in the top five among global companies, company founder Ren Zhengfei said during a group interview in January.
“We have obtained 87,805 licensed patents, of which 11,152 are core technology patents in the US, and we have participated in more than 360 standards organizations and contributed over 54,000 proposals,” he said, explaining why Huawei is competitive in the telecom industry.
The company has filed more than 129,000 patent applications as of now, among which wireless telecom patents exceeded 44,000, according to the latest figures provided by Huawei.
“Our R&D investment is at the global forefront, and this is also the top priority of the company’s founder Ren,” a Huawei spokesperson told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Huawei’s major rival ZTE Corp also ranked among the top five applicants in the WIPO report, with a total of 2,080 patent filings in 2018.
“China accounts for about 10 percent of all 5G-related patents, which is also in line with the government’s ambitions in leading the 5G era,” Li Zhen, an industry expert at Beijing-based CCID Consulting, said in explaining why the number of patent filings by Chinese companies surged in 2018.
“Our absolute competitive advantage in 5G is also another reason [for the lead in global patent applications],” the Huawei spokesperson said.
The year of 2018 was a key year for 5G development, and Huawei has been concentrating its research efforts on the next generation of wireless technologies since 2009.
The number of patents Huawei filed that were related to 5G also accounted for a large part of all the patent filings by the company, the spokesperson said.
Despite the US-led global crackdown on the Chinese company, industry representatives have acknowledged that Huawei is a leading 5G player with the highest count of 5G 3GPP contributions and therefore not easily substitutable.
The New York Times said on Sunday that the US campaign to ban Huawei overseas is stumbling as its major allies resist.
“Huawei is one of the leaders in the 5G space with substantial influence and significant contributions,” Charlie Dai, principal analyst at American consultancy Forrester, told the Global Times on Tuesday.
According to the latest figures intellectual property tracker IPlytics GmbH published in February, Huawei holds 1,529 5G standard essential patents, ahead of Nokia, which holds 1,397. Samsung has 1,296 and Ericsson holds 812, the analyst noted.
“Technically it is possible to find workarounds regarding Huawei’s technology, but it would be a huge waste of money and not beneficial for the whole ecosystem,” he said.
‘Deep State’ Crusade To Ban Huawei Worldwide
The US has recently launched a crusade against the telecoms company, pressing American allies to cut cooperation with the company building next-generation wireless networks overseas. Washington claims that Huawei has been stealing commercial information and spying on behalf of the Chinese government, which the company has consistently denied.
However, some countries have followed suit, as in addition to the US, New Zealand and Australia have also already banned Huawei from developing their 5G networks, citing security threats. At the same time, the UK, India, and the United Arab Emirates have been reluctant to comply, recent reports suggest.
Germany Refuses to Tolerate US ‘Blackmail’ Over China’s Huawei
Earlier this week, The U.S.’ desperate attempt to isolate and block its allies from using the Chinese 5G technology has been torpedoed by Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, after she announced that German, the biggest economy of the European Union, will not bend over to the superpower’s pressure to boycott Huawei.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas insisted that Germany “can never be blackmailed” when he was asked whether the country’s government could tolerate the reported threats by the US Ambassador Richard Grenell to reduce cooperation between their intelligence services if Berlin allows Huawei to take part in developing its 5G networks. Maas told the newspaper Markische Oderzeitung that the German government had held intense consultations over the Chinese involvement in building up the next-generation network.
“Security aspects are extremely important for such infrastructure, which will shape many spheres of our lives, and we must not make lazy compromises. We do not need advice from anyone. We will make the decisions autonomously”, he told the outlet.
However, he admitted that Germany and the US still have a lot of common interests, saying that Berlin firmly believes that working together better can help solve major issues that have an impact on the future, such as climate change, digitization, or migration.
“Our answer to ‘Russia first’, ‘China first’ or ‘America first’ can only be ‘Europe United’”, Maas concluded.
Germany’s action is totally sensible since they have plenty to export eg. automobiles and machinery, and China is their biggest market.
On a related note, Britain criticised Huawei for failing to fix long-standing security flaws in its mobile network equipment and revealed new “significant technical issues”. But the U.K. government said it “does not believe that the defects identified are a result of Chinese state interference.” Instead, it blamed “poor software engineering” and a lack of “cybersecurity hygiene.”
In other words, Huawei’s networks could be exploited by a “range of actors”, not spying by the Chinese government. In response, Huawei said it takes the U.K. government’s findings “very seriously”. Meanwhile, David Wang, Huawei executive director for research and development, said the hardware and software were “very complicated systems” and were subject to human error.
Huawei Sues The U.S. For Banning Their Products In Violation Of American Constitution
After months of “war of words” and political pressure from the ‘Deep State’, Huawei has finally decided to bring the U.S. government to the court for violating its very own Constitution.
The lawsuit focuses on a provision known as the National Defense Authorization Act. Huawei is targeting “Section 889” of the legislation which prohibits government agencies from purchasing telecommunications hardware made by Huawei and another Chinese firm, ZTE. Both companies are explicitly named in the act.
According to Huawei’s attorney, the National Defense Authorization Act – passed in August – violates the U.S. Constitution by singling out a single individual or group for punishment without trial. In a nutshell, the legislation was specifically designed to discriminate against the Chinese electronic giant.
In May last year, the Pentagon ordered stores on American military bases to stop selling smartphones made by Huawei and Chinese rival ZTE. And in February, top officials from the CIA, NSA, FBI and the Defense Intelligence Agency told a Senate committee that those firms’ smartphones posed a security threat to American customers.
In what appeared to be a systematic and co-ordinated attack against the Chinese tech giant, the Trump administration launched an extraordinary campaign, similarly urging US allies to stop using the Huawei products due to security threat.
As far back as 2012, Huawei and ZTE Corp were the subjects of an investigation that looked into whether their equipment could pose a threat to US interests. Since then, the U.S. has been warning its allies against using Huawei technology for critical infrastructure, especially the members of the so-called Five Eyes, a group of five English speaking countries – U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain.
However, Huawei top executives, including the company’s founder Ren Zhengfei, have repeatedly denied the allegations that Huawei is a security risk. In its latest retaliation, Huawei brought its war to the phone industry’s biggest trade show – MWC Barcelona – where 100,000 participants were given another side of the story of the US-Huawei war.
Huawei’s rotating Chairman Guo Ping delivered his boldest defence against the U.S. accusations, telling a packed main auditorium that the US had absolutely “no evidence” to back their claims. Mr. Guo pointed to a US federal law that compels U.S. tech companies to provide law enforcement officials with the requested data stored on servers – even if they are located on foreign soil.
Using the top secret US National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013, Mr Guo revealed that the real reason the U.S. declares war on Huawei was because the U.S. spy agencies could not spy beyond Huawei equipments. He also told the world how NSA tried to hack into Huawei’s servers, but failed. Huawei has become an obstacle for the NSA to “collect it all”.
The other reason being Huawei, after investing heavily in 5G research for the past 10 years, has positioned the company roughly a year ahead of its competitors. Hence, the U.S. had no choice but to keep the company out of the world’s 5G networks business by portraying the Chinese solution as a security threat. In doing so, the U.S. can retain its ability to spy until the country which has fallen behind, can catch up at a later stage.
In its stunning lawsuit against the U.S. government, Huawei is likely to argue strongly that the provision is a “bill of attainder,” or a legislative act that singles out a person or a group for punishment without trial. That’s forbidden by the U.S. Constitution. In essence, by including the provision in the legislation and banning the Huawei’s sales to federal agencies in law, Congress is unconstitutionally acting as a judiciary.
At the same time, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou who was arrested in Canada in December and was accused of breaking U.S. sanctions against Iran, is fighting back. She faces extradition to the U.S. But the CFO’s lawyers are now suing Canadian authorities, alleging they arrested, detained and searched her in violation of her constitutional rights.
To put further pressure on the Government of Canada, China on Monday accused detained Canadian citizen Michael Kovrig of stealing state secrets passed on to him from another detained Canadian, businessman Michael Spavor. The move by Beijing clearly was a deliberate tactic to increase tension between both countries to a new level.
However, if the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab is any indicator, Huawei could face the prospect of having its case thrown out. On September 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ordered government agencies to stop using the Kaspersky software, alleging it could be used for espionage on behalf of Russia. Of course, the Russian company denied the allegations.
Kaspersky filed two lawsuits in response, arguing that the prohibition amounted to a bill of attainder. A judge in the District of Columbia dismissed both suits, ruling that Congress was motivated by the legitimate desire to protect government computer networks against Russian intrusion. Subsequently, Kaspersky also lost an appeal later in the year.