《The US is asking the world to say no to Chinese tech giant Huawei》
The US government has begun to rally its allies against Chinese tech giant Huawei, fearing its close ties to the Chinese government.
Officials working for President Donald Trump’s administration have briefed key allies about the national security concerns posed by Huawei, which was founded by a former People’s Liberation Army major.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the administration is also considering offering financial aid to countries that step up and block Huawei.
The outreach over Huawei comes as the world shifts to adapt to the US’s new confrontational posture against China.
Shogun_Marcus : Any idea how much Huawei network equipment is integrated into the US mobile phone infrastructure? A shit ton. A third of the cricket network was once Huawei edge to core. They don’t just make phones.
chadathin : Huawei stole tech from T-Mobile, so this doesn’t surprise me. I wouldn’t want to conduct business with someone who stole from me either.
Timboslice8801 : The Huawei rep was so butthurt when they faced opposition in the US for China’s notorious back doors and spyware and liberal disregard for IP laws in their products. What do you mean we can’t report everyone’s data back to the Chinese government and copy other companies technology for our products?
Torrenceba : I bought my huawei phone before all this news about them went down. I would love to switch if I had it in my budget for a new phone. Good thing there’s not really much of anything interesting about me for them to steal.
AlDyer : replace it with Nokia equipment.Greetings,Finland
netzvolk : Huawei and almost every other Chinese tech company only exists because they stole and cloned products from everyone else. That is their art. Copy, clone and then produce cheaper. When has China respected any patents or foreign technology ever? Why those products are allowed to be sold in most countries is beyond me. If a foreign company steals from a Chinese company they would never be allowed to sell in China, yet the other way around is just fine.
halcyoncmdr : Do you have a source for that?I don’t remember Sprint ever saying they were planning on using Huawei equipment for 5G. Their 5G vendors are Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung.Old 4G WiMax equipment acquired from Clearwire was Huawei, and Sprint already replaced that equipment when national security concerns with Huawei started years ago. In fact at one point they were court ordered to not deactivate the Huawei equipment due to other legal issues, despite the federal agreement to shutdown the equipment.
TylerDurden1983 : Russian components, American components, ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!
mint-bint : The entire British Telecom infrastructure is full of it too.
NeedToSay : All technology stolen from a Canadian company
TLG1700 : I have to agree, but as a whole that’s an Asian thing, Creativity is discouraged and study is encouraged, I mean no wonder half the doctors you will meet are Asian.
no_flex : I remember someone who lives in China explaining the possible reason for this. Something about how China’s education system doesn’t emphasize creativity and innovation. It focuses more on learning established processes. That’s why they can easily reproduce existing products (or just steal stuff as you mentioned) but have a hard time coming up with truly innovative stuff, for now. Apparently China is pouring a lot of money to change that though.
arriassel : Dont quote me on this but my girlfriend who studies sinology says that the copying is part of the culture because there are so many people. From childhood you learn to get edge by any means neccesarry to stand out. If you dont there is always someone to replace you. Must be insane this kinda pressure.
R4ff4 : the Americans have no idea how competitive the Chinese society is, where the population is huge and labour is cheap, as someone said, you have to do as told by the corporation, or you get fired and they can find someone to replace you in no time. So employees have to do as told and I heard Huawei employees have to sleep in the office sometimes. In China all these company cares about is how fast they get something done and get profit from it, huawei is especially good at copying, they don’t want to do research that takes years accumulation
tissotti : Same with Huawei Networks operator service page back in 2010 was direct copy of Nokia Networks (Nokia Siemens Networks), even with the purple orange Nokia Siemens network corporate colors. There was no shame from Huawei. Nokia Siemens Networks very buttoned up twitter account even brought this up and they were “flattered”.There were stories of random Swedish (Ericsson) found from their code in baseband equipment and all that.
与华为网络运营商的服务页面一样，早在2010年就直接复制了诺基亚网络（Nokia Siemens Networks），甚至带有紫橙色的诺基亚西门子网络公司颜色。华为没有羞耻感。诺基亚西门子网络公司甚至在twitter上公布了这个消息，他们非常“受宠若惊”。
PatrickPlan8 : Huawei stole Cisco IOS and Hardware when they were producing them for Cisco as a electronics contract manufacturing company and then during grey hours cloned them and then sold them to the developing world, with backdoors so they can monitor and blackmail but also provide countries like ethiopia the ability to great firewall of china their own citizens.
davorzdralo : Same way US did it to Europe until they were on top and had interest in protecting IP. Chine would do the same reversal if they ever reach the position where strong IP protections benefit them.
xinorez1 : I don’t usually defend China but I’m much more peeved about their restrictions on free speech, which become restrictions against quality control, contamination, and disruptive innovation.
seaQueue : Their equipment isn’t just in mobile infrastructure, they’re a major player in the datacenter switch and router market too.
FiddleFoddle : As somebody with years of experience with one of the top 3 cloud providers in the world, I can say I’m aware of absolutely zero Huawei in our networks. Not sure about the other two.
putin_on_the_sfw : We are use their DWDM equipment. While they may not have the market share of Cisco, Juniper, or Arista, Huawei is not uncommon in enterprise tech.
Tetereteeee : The have cool equipment and they include free cloud backup of all your data and traffic to Chinese servers 🙂 !
ClassicSchmosby1 : In the form of high-rise apartments in Vancouver and Toronto no one but the chinese can afford
chipsnmilk : I heard someone from dtag say that they don’t allow Huawei and ZTE employees roam around without a security escort in their headquarters. Someone was caught snooping through dtag documents.Huawei throws money and manpower at a problem but their quality is shit.
vgyc : and after 9 years China simply said, now it’s our turnThat’s what many Western CEOs don’t seem to understand. There is NO legal system in China. All judges are controlled by the Party. If China wants to take away your business, they an do it “legally”.Or they simply trash your brand publicly if your company does not follow the Party line. The Party has total control over all media and can swing the minds of 1.4 billion people within a day.I lived there too for a couple of years, and it is fascinating and frightening to see it.
pervyme17 : I don’t think Western CEO’s are stupid. This is an open secret. I think they know this and they do it anyways to access a 1.4 billion person market. Heck, GM sells more vehicles in China than they do in the US. So, if you’re the CEO of a company, do you say “no, I’m not going to triple my profits because they’ll steal my technology?” Or, do you realize the risks and go for it anyways?
Demojen : I haven’t seen a whole lot of businesses move to China because they cared about more than profits, so I have very little empathy for businesses that open themselves up to that level of market exposure in a foreign government with a history of stealing technology with zero accountability in the north american market.
ShenaniganNinja : Trying to sue a Chinese based company when you’re not based in China is a waste of time and money. Chinese courts almost never rule against native businesses. It’s why patent theft is so blatant there. We have no way to enforce it and we rely too much on trade with China to try and get them to cooperate.