A man walks past a Huawei shop in Beijing, China, March 7, 2019. Images:
一名男子走过位于中国北京的华为店，2019年3月7日。图片： Thomas Peter | Reuters
Huawei is the Rising Dragon of 5G
Europe refuses to blanket-ban Huawei in spite of security risks.
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In the long run I actually think Brexit and Facebook stories pale in comparison to Huawei's lingering narrative. This is because Huawei is at the center of the future of China's rising technological dynasty vs. America's stagnation of Silicon Valley.
In spite of what the UK calls
尽管英国称之为significant security risks, the EU is choosing the side of
，欧盟正在选择Huawei over that of the U.S., and this is a pivotal moment in the history of technology. That is, there will be
这是技术史上的关键时刻。也就是说，会有 no blanket ban on Huawei's 5G tech in Europe .
The E.U. has essentially ignored Trump's US call for blanket ban on Huawei's 5G gear in Europe. How powerful is
欧盟基本上忽略了特朗普在美国要求全面禁止华为在欧洲使用5G装备的呼吁。多么强大Huawei? I guess your average American would have no clue, there's a decent chance they would not know who or what Huawei even is.
Huawei is the
Huawei is the global leader in 5G technology and the second biggest smartphone make behind Samsung. Huawei reported revenues on today on March 29th, 2019, that topped
而第二大智能手机则落后于三星。华为在2019年3月29日的今天公布的收入高居榜首 $100 billion for 2018 for the first time.
- Huawei reported revenue of 721.2 billion yuan ($107.13 billion) in 2018, a 19.5 percent year-on-year rise.
- Net profit reached 59.3 billion yuan, higher by 25.1 percent compared to a year ago, with its consumer business surging. Huawei is projected to overtake Samsung in the next few years.
- The Chinese BAT should now read BBHAT; the Chinese technological dynasty is no longer simply Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent but is rather ByteDance, Baidu, Huawei, Alibaba and Tencent, among many others.
Huawei has been under increased international and political pressure and in the media spotlight in 2018--2019, yet Huawei is the global leader in how 5G will be rolled out.
华为在增加国际和政治压力以及2018 - 2019年的媒体关注度，但华为是5G将如何推出的全球领导者。
The U.S. government has essentially banned Huawei from the U.S. The U.S. government has raised concerns that Huawei's network gear could be used by the Chinese government for espionage. Huawei has repeatedly denied those allegations. But in the propaganda wars, cheaper and better tech will always win.
In global capitalism, it
在全球资本主义中，它 always boils down to consumer choice . Apple, Google and Facebook haven't exactly been monopolies that have been good for fair competition. Apple in fact makes a substantial part of its revenue from sales in China. Google even was (likely still is) making a censored search product for China.
The EU is trying to deal with the dark side of technology, yet no country will want to be
欧盟正在努力应对技术的黑暗面，但没有一个国家愿意这样做 economically disadvantaged by not being on the cutting edge of new mobile network technology. American pressure only means so much in 2019, when China is the future for decades with a rising techno-economic influence that could realistically engulf Europe. I think Italy opening up to China's New Silk Road points to this.
Huawei's consumer business saw revenues for that division rising
华为的消费业务使该部门的收入增加 45.1 percent year-on-year to reach 348.9 billion yuan. The rivalry between the U.S. and China means monopolies won't be broken up, on the contrary they will become much more powerful in the next decade.
- It's Alibaba vs. Amazon
- Huawei vs. Apple
- ByteDance vs. Facebook
- Baidu vs. Google
- Didi vs. Uber
And just the overall scale of China and the higher population of South and South-East Asia means Chinese tech companies can scale that much faster and give rise to so many more competitors that means China will catch up and overtake the U.S. in business and technology rather easily before 2035. Increasingly American investors on Wall Street are also betting on Chinese tech firms.
Realistically it's likely
实际上它很可能 China that will
lead the world in the wave of exponential tech and 4th industrial revolution companies in areas such as BioTech, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Blockchain and even more legacy areas such as mobile apps, IoT, the Cloud, Streaming TV, E-commerce and so forth.
In 46-page report evaluating Huawei's security risks, British officials stopped short of calling for a ban of Huawei's 5G telecommunications equipment. Australia and New Zealand have banned Huawei's 5G tech, but it's unlikely Canada, the UK or Germany will follow suit. This is because Huawei is tethered to the Chinese Government, and they literally take things personally.
If the U.S. is furthering surveillance capitalism with Ad-centric companies like Google & Facebook, China is doing the same with facial recognition and social credit systems that means not only censorship but communications monitoring. Chinese tech companies are obliged to cooperate with the Chinese Government.
Huawei is suing the U.S. over a law that bans government agencies from buying the firm's equipment, claiming the legislation is unconstitutional. Meanwhile we know China has demonstrated a huge appetite in recent years for intellectual property theft that amounts to $Billions in R&D from strategic rivals. We know this is one of the deal breakers in the trade war negotiations. For China, state sponsored cyberhacking and IP espionage are fair game, it's their M.O.
While some countries such as Germany have
而德国等一些国家则有defied the U.S., others such as Australia and the United Kingdom have taken a cautious approach toward the company. Regardless, Huawei will lead the era of 5G. It's a bit pointless to shoot down a single dragon, when it will soon be the game of thrones of technology and surveillance capitalism where China's many dragons approach to building a technological dynasty will change the world as we know it.
If America can't even regulate, monitor or break up its monopolies for the public good and the future of capitalism and fair competition. The international community will be powerless to do the same to Chinese companies that will become monopolies that dwarf Alphabet, Amazon and Apple and other G-MAFIA companies in the years and decades ahead.
Soon it's going to be time to sing along.