5G AND HUAWEI

Chinese tech giant Huawei on Friday unveiled the world’s first “5G solution-ready” commercial 7nm (nanometre) chipset Kirin 980 which is believed to be the most powerful smartphone SoC (system-on-a-chip) equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities.

Huawei Is Ready for 5G Solution

The first smartphone to be powered by the Kirin 980 chipset will be Huawei’s Mate 20 series which is expected to be launched next month, while 5G device powered by Kirin 980 is expected to be launched next year.

In an octa-core configuration, the CPU in Kirin 980 is comprised of two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores; two high-efficiency Cortex-A76 cores and two extreme efficiency Cortex-A55 cores.

The technology enables Kirin 980 to pack 6.9 billion transistors within a “1 square cm die size”, up by 1.6 times from the previous generation.

The Kirin 980 is also the first SoC to embed Cortex-A76 cores, which are 75 per cent more powerful and 58 per cent more efficient compared to the current one, therefore it enables quicker app launch times, better multi-tasking and a generally smoother user experience.

More at Scmp.com

COMMENTS FROM GOOGLE PLUS

Don Felipe:

Pity they’re practically hand in hand with the government…

All Things Chinese:

Yes, according to Edward Snowden this shall be the case …. urh sorry, Snowden was talking about another government if my memory serves me correctly ;-D

I’ve just switched to Huawei a year ago and I won’t go back to Samsung or any other brand. Huawei is both sophisticated while easy to use. The best is its super fast recharge capacity. Its camera is also amazing.

Huawei is a herald in the 5G revolution which will help the human civilisation to be upgraded from the current era of information to the next era of intelligence.

Guido Stepken: 

No, Huawei is a privately owned company owned by its employees.

Don Felipe: 

I’m not debating it’s ownership. I’m debating it’s links to Xi jin ping and Co.

All Things Chinese:

What do you mean the link to Xi Jinping? Financially? Or politically? What’s your evidence?

After all, Xi is Chinese president, it’s his duty to take care personally of major Chinese companies even they are privately owned like Huawei.

What are the links between US companies and Trump government? Why that guy wants to wage trade wars around on their behalf?

Don Felipe:

China is state controlled akin if not more so than North Korea. ALL communications are strictly monitored and regardless of company and nationality must allow state access to their data.

All Things Chinese: 

You think too highly of Xi Jinping government. China is a country four to five times bigger than US, you reckon his government can make “ALL communications” “strictly monitored”?

But according to Snowden, there is indeed such an ambitious country in the world with its government trying to strictly monitor “All communications” and access all data globally “regardless of company and nationality”. And it has more or less succeeded, because it’s the only establishment on the earth possessing the technology, as well as political, economic and military clouts to achieve this goal.

Guido Stepken:

Huawei connections to Chinese president are like Qualcomm connections to Trump. The difference is: Chinese president doesn’t drop bombs on other countries!

Huawei in Partnership with Microsoft on Public Cloud

Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, and Microsoft signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Cloud Service at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre in early September.

The public cloud collaboration focuses on enterprise customers, providing Windows Server and Microsoft relational databases services for SQL server using advanced Huawei technologies.

Huawei’s Kirin 980, a 7-nanometer AI chip, is regarded as the most powerful and intelligent so far in the world.

More details at Enterprisetech.com

China’s Huawei and America’s Tech & Trade War

by Jeffrey D. Sachs, an American economist and the director of Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development

Our era increasingly recalls the period preceding 1914. And as with Europe’s great powers back then, the United States, led by an administration intent on asserting America’s dominance over China, is pushing the world toward disaster.

The context of the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou – a dangerous move by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration in its intensifying conflict with China – matters enormously.

The United States requested that Canada arrest Ms. Meng in the Vancouver airport en route to Mexico from Hong Kong, and then extradite her to the United States. Such a move is almost a U.S. declaration of war on China’s business community.

Nearly unprecedented, it puts American business people travelling abroad at much greater risk of such actions by other countries.

Ms. Meng is charged with violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. Yet, consider her arrest in the context of the large number of companies, U.S. and non-U.S., that have violated America’s sanctions against Iran and other countries. In 2011, for example, JP Morgan Chase paid $88.3 million in fines in 2011 for violating U.S. sanctions against Cuba, Iran and Sudan. Yet Jamie Dimon wasn’t grabbed off a plane and whisked into custody.

And JP Morgan Chase was hardly alone in violating U.S. sanctions. Since 2010, the following major financial institutions paid fines for such violations: Banco do Brasil, Bank of America, Bank of Guam, Bank of Moscow, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Clearstream Banking, Commerzbank, Compass, Crédit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, ING, Intesa Sanpaolo, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, National Bank of Pakistan, PayPal, RBS (ABN Amro), Société Générale, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Trans Pacific National Bank (now known as Beacon Business Bank), Standard Chartered and Wells Fargo.

None of the CEOs or CFOs of these sanction-busting banks were arrested and taken into custody for these violations. In all of these cases, the corporation – rather than an individual manager – was held accountable. Nor were they held accountable for the pervasive lawbreaking in the lead-up to or aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, for which the banks paid a staggering US$243 billion in fines, according to a recent tally. In light of this record, Ms. Meng’s arrest is a shocking break with practice. Yes, hold CEOs and CFOs accountable – but start at home in order to avoid hypocrisy, self-interest disguised as high principle and the risk of inciting a new global conflict.

Quite transparently, the U.S. action against Ms. Meng really seems to be part of the Trump administration’s broader attempt to undermine China’s economy by imposing tariffs, closing Western markets to Chinese high-technology exports and blocking Chinese purchases of U.S. and European technology companies. One can say, without exaggeration, that this is part of an economic war on China – and a reckless one at that.

Huawei is one of China’s most important technology companies and therefore a prime target in the Trump administration’s effort to slow or stop China’s advance into several high-technology sectors. America’s motivations in this economic war are partly commercial – to protect and favour laggard U.S. companies – and partly geopolitical. They certainly have nothing to do with upholding the international rule of law.

The U.S. appears to be trying to target Huawei especially because of the company’s success in marketing cutting-edge 5G technologies globally. The U.S. claims the company poses a specific security risk through hidden surveillance capabilities in its hardware and software. Yet the U.S. government has provided no evidence for this claim.

A recent diatribe against Huawei in the Financial Times is revealing in this regard. After conceding that “you cannot have concrete proof of interference in ICT, unless you are lucky enough to find the needle in the haystack,” the author simply asserts that “you don’t take the risk of putting your security in the hands of a potential adversary.” In other words: While we can’t really point to misbehavior by Huawei, we should blacklist the company nonetheless.

When global trade rules obstruct Mr. Trump’s gangster tactics, then the rules have to go, according to him. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted as much last week in Brussels: “Our administration,” he said, is “lawfully exiting or renegotiating outdated or harmful treaties, trade agreements, and other international arrangements that don’t serve our sovereign interests, or the interests of our allies.” Yet before it exits these agreements, the administration is trashing them through reckless and unilateral actions.

The unprecedented arrest of Ms. Meng is even more provocative because it is based on U.S. extra-territorial sanctions – that is, the claim by the U.S. that it can order other countries to stop trading with third parties such as Cuba or Iran. The U.S. would certainly not tolerate China or any other country telling American companies with whom they can or cannot trade.

Sanctions regarding non-national parties (such as U.S. sanctions on a Chinese business) should not be enforced by one country alone, but according to agreements reached within the United Nations Security Council. In that regard, UN Security Council Resolution 2231 calls on all countries to drop sanctions on Iran as part of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. Yet the United States. – and only the United States – now rejects the Security Council’s role in such matters. The Trump administration, not Huawei or China, is today’s greatest threat to the international rule of law, and therefore to global peace.

More at: Theglobeandmail.com

COMMENTS FROM GOOGLE PLUS

Giang huynh:

It’s all a point of view…

If your are American then you benefit.

Everything in this world is a point of view. Some benefits you while other don’t… Usually no matter which nation your are from, you always want what is best for your nation not what is best for the world… Because honestly protect your interest first…

All Things Chinese:

The first step towards mastering your world and your fate is not to take a view from the perspective of your own nationality, your own ethnicity, your own gender and your own economic and social background.

Guido Stepken: 

To understand your own culture, you must have lived (and worked!) in another culture for at least a couple of months.

All Things Chinese: 

Quite right. If you want to see the full view of a mountain you’ll have to walk out of the mountain.

Guido Sepken: 

Yes, somehow. But better is: “If all you have or know is a hammer, everything automatically becomes a nail!”

That actually is showing in U.S. foreign politics. Very simple minded people.

They don’t even know, what they don’t know. That makes them dangerous.

All Things Chinese: 

Being simple does not necessarily mean to be silly. Some US congressmen are just complicatedly ignorant while being arrogantly proud of their ignorance.

Huawei Has Been Spied on for a Decade

The U.S. National Security Agency has infiltrated servers in the headquarters of Chinese telecommunications and internet giant Huawei Technologies Co, obtaining sensitive information and monitoring the communications of top executives.

One of the goals of the operation, code-named “Shotgiant”, was to find any connections between Huawei and the Chinese military force, but nearly a decade on, NSA still hasn’t been able to report credible evidences so the US government led Five Eyes alliance has to resort Iran trade claim to take hostage of Huawei CFO.

But the operation also sought to exploit Huawei’s technology, aiming to conduct surveillance through computer and telephone networks Huawei sold to other nations, and enabling the NSA to unleash offensive cyber operations against Chinese company if ordered by the U.S. president.

The NSA secured access to the servers in Huawei’s sealed headquarters in the city of Shenzhen and got information about the workings of the giant routers and complex digital switches connecting a third of the world’s people, apart from tracking communications of Huawei’s top executives.

German magazine Der Spiegel reported that the NSA breached Huawei’s computer network and copied a list of more than 1,400 clients and internal training documents for engineers. “We have access to so much data that we don’t know what to do with it,” the magazine cited an NSA document as saying.

Der Spiegel said the NSA also is pursuing a digital offensive against the Chinese political leadership. It named the government targets as former Chinese prime minister Hu Jintao and the Chinese trade and foreign ministries.

“Many of our targets communicate over Huawei-produced products. We want to make sure that we know how to exploit these products,” the Times quoted an NSA document as saying, to “gain access to networks of interest” around the world.

“The irony is that exactly what they are doing to us is what they have always charged that the Chinese are doing through us,” the Times quoted Plummer from Huawei as saying.

“If such espionage has been truly conducted then it is known that the company is independent and has no unusual ties to any government, and that knowledge should be relayed publicly to put an end to an era of mis- and disinformation,”

However, U.S. officials have denied the United States and NSA have spied on foreign companies to help American companies gain a competitive edge.

But U.S. officials acknowledge that in the course of assessing the economic prospects or stability of foreign countries American agencies might collect data on individual companies.

More at Reuters.com

COMMENTS FROM GOOGLE PLUS

Nicholas:

If another country did it then it would be a different story.

Michael Brook:

Then merikkka wonderz why every one iz watching and threatening them …
Merikkka mad becauze china put in the work and became a honest leader …

Bill Lively: 

Sounds like 2 crocks of crap to me
both sides hack each other,Constantly
No Delusion there
but I like that name though..)
whoo-ey

Rick Li: 

I’ve already posted this one. I’ve been following this whole Huawei saga for a while now.

Since the beginning, Trump and his administration aimed at Huawei and ZTE. ZTE has been ‘partially’ neutered and now controlled (as it has to ‘report back’ regularly to the Americans), since it mainly depends on American chips. However Huawei doesn’t. All these are aimed at Chinese technology, that is slowly but surely catching up (and even surpassing) with the Americans.

Last July, America and the other Five Eyes members met in Canada to hatch a plan to stall Huawei. Subsequently, it started with U.S.A banning Huawei and soon followed by Australia and New Zealand. The U.K. also brought it up and Canada finally did the ‘dirty job’ to imprison Meng Wanzhou. All five countries are members of the Five Eyes. They are now trying hard to influence Germany and Europe as well as Japan.

But if we go back in history, America is already Spying on the whole world with the PRISM Surveillance Program, that was revealed by Edward Snowden. N.S.A has also hacked into Huawei, stole massive amount of data, BUT did not find any links between Huawei and the CCP.

PRISM is a code name for a program under which the #UnitedStates National Security Agency (NSA) collects #internet communications from various U.S. internet companies. The program is also known by the SIGAD US-984XN. PRISM collects stored internet communications based on demands made to #internetcompanies such as #Google Inc. under Section 702 of the #FISA Amendments Act of 2008 to turn over any data that match court-approved search terms. The NSA can use these PRISM requests to target communications that were encrypted when they traveled across the internet backbone, to focus on stored data that telecommunication filtering systems discarded earlier, and to get data that is easier to handle, among other things.

PRISM began in 2007 in the wake of the passage of the Protect America Act under the Bush Administration. The program is operated under the supervision of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA Court, or FISC) pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence #Surveillance Act (FISA). Its existence was leaked six years later by NSA contractor #EdwardSnowden, who warned that the extent of mass data collection was far greater than the public knew and included what he characterized as ‘dangerous’ and ‘criminal’ activities

All Things Chinese: 

American company AT&T is launching the US’ first 5G mobile network this Friday so you know why it is important for the White House to take Meng hostage and press its allies to ban Huawei.

It’s the business competition at its most nasty.

Sean Pan:

You won’t hear the Chinese government cry and moan about it.

All Things Chinese: 

It’s Chinese government’s foolishness.

Now most people in the West know the mainstream media is untrustworthy, but still it’s the main source for the news and opinions.

Apart from Today Russia, I don’t see any serious challenge to the mainstream media’s news monopoly and manipulation. Mind, the mainstream media outlets are controlled just by a small group of multinational corporations.

Guido Stepken: 

It’s WPP / Hill+Knowlton mostly behind: https://www.prwatch.org/books/tsigfy10.html

They’re owning most if the ads slots in public media, journals, globally. So if a newspaper doesn’t follow ‘certain rules’ – what to write and what not to write about – let’s say ‘international, political fairness’, you immediately not only get blacklisted for ads, but also heavily attacked by other media. It’s a system.

prwatch.org – How PR Sold the War in the Persian Gulf

Before Iraq war, there was a huge propaganda wave happening in the U.S. and Bush imprisoned 2000 journalists. That still is publically widely unknown, because they only got free, when journalists signed to keep that a secret, forever. But not all kept that as a secret, you can find traces in Google, when you (now) know, what to look for.

Sean Pan: 

Without repetitions, the most popular medium can reach about 3% the the population in America. You know why Trump is unpopular? because over 90% of American media gang up on him.

All Things Chinese: 

Ads revenue certainly plays a big role in the media monopoly by the big business.

Then it’s the selection of the chief editors in the mainstream media outlets. They won’t hire the journalists or use the reports that do not toe the line. Or they themselves could be sacked by the board.

Finally it’s the conformism and self-censorship of the journalists. Most of them are just brainwashed by TV when grew up and when trained at university to get used to view the world from a twisted angle.

However, since the majority human beings by now have not yet learned to think for themselves but can only echo what they heard like a parrot, the mainstream opinion is one of the things most unreliable on earth.

Chinese government just have got wrong people on the position for the job.

Huawei’s Crime Is of Being too Successful

by John Tamny, director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks, editor of RealClearMarkets, and a senior economic adviser to Toreador Research & Trading

Huawei’s Crime Is of Being too Successful which Threats Some US Corporations Business Dominance in the World & of not Leaving Backdoor for US Government to Spy on the Users

Financial commentator Zachary Karabell observed that the arrest was “somewhat like the Chinese arresting the daughter of Steve Jobs if she had helped run Apple.”

U.S. companies trade all the time with “Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.” They just do so through intermediaries.

Looked at through the prism of Huawei, it’s presently the world’s #2 maker of smartphones, and is the global leader when it comes to telecom equipment.

Short of Huawei hoarding all of its production, its smartphones and telecom equipment will ultimately reach Iran et al for the prosaic reason that Huawei sells so much in the way of smartphones and telecom equipment. It can’t be repeated enough that there’s no accounting for the final destination of any good. Translating what is completely mindless, the federal government is ultimately persecuting Huawei for being successful.

Huawei, a wildly highly successful telecom company can’t place its goods on U.S. shelves because it is viewed as a national security threat. The laughable argument offered up by members of the political class to defend the indefensible is that Huawei’s close ties to the Chinese government mean that American use of its phones and equipment imperil us stateside because we could be spied upon.

The real threat here is U.S. telecoms that are close enough to our federal government such that they can convince federal officials to pursue always damaging protectionism.

The whole Huawei story is a ridiculous one. And a protectionist one. And one rooted in flamboyant confusion about economics within the U.S. political class. But the worst thing about this story is how dangerous it is. When protectionism leads to arrests, it’s not unreasonable to assume that shooting could be next.

More at Forbes.com

COMMENTS FROM GOOGLE PLUS

Dimitrie Cepisca: 

Are you for real or just cannot figure reality?

Mile HsiangYang Lee: 

Trade War is not about TRADE. It’s About USA, Being in JITTERY + DITHERY + PANICKING – BIG TIME, Doing WHATEVER it could to maintain its technological edge it knows.

Even Edward Snowden revealed, prior to his self incarceration in Moscow, there was no incriminating evidence from the N.S.A numerous hackings of Huawei – both public + private services. There were no links between Huawei + Chinese Govt or Chinese S. O. E.

This is a great piece of info + it was from FORBES – an US magazine site + US experts.

Dimitrie Cepisca:

I’ve read the Forbes article days prior to being brought up by “All Things Chinese”. If you are surprised that it was it was published by a US magazine and written by a US contributor you still have to learn about democracy and freedom of speech. Post a link to a Chinese magazine / article that states that Huawei received the treatment they deserve and were not persecuted if you believe in democracy. John Tamny is surely entitled to speak up his opinions although talking about US protectionism policies while not mentioning Chinese protectionism is hilarious to say the least.

What bothers me though is that the Forbes article is brought up for chauvinistic discussions over Google+. “All Things Chinese: Chinese Technology” should not be about venomous politics and should stick to the usual posts which otherwise present quite well the real Chinese great achievements. Take the political comments up on LinkedIn or other social media. Who are the readers targeted with this post? Surely not mainland China since they don’t have access to Google (or barely have any). Which makes the post surely addressed to the rest of the world, and clearly makes it just nationalistic propaganda.

Surely it is difficult to understand the US sanctions without knowing what they are and how they apply. If you want to do business in US, or with US affiliates, or with technology, or with US equipment, etc., you are subject to US sanctions if you break the US rules and carry business with US sanctioned countries. It is the same in China and any US companies looking to doing business in China have to comply with the Chinese rules. There are many US born / based / registered companies that faced millions in fines for doing business with Iran or other embargoed countries.

Why would Huawei be an exception, if the alleged activity is proven? Surely Huawei had / has the option of pulling out of the US business and chose to continue doing business with Iran if this brings them more profits (!!!).

My advice to All Things Chinese is to stop the chauvinistic propaganda inserted between the technology topics. This will help with the number of readers reviewing the posts which otherwise present quite well the real Chinese great achievements.
This is my last post here. Peace everybody and enjoy your life rather than reading venomous comments!

Time to close the democracy lesson. Although YouTube is blocked you may have access to it (as you seem to have to Google) – so try this link: youtube.com – 5 Times China Detained Foreign Citizens (for No Good Reason) | China Uncensored At least they are presenting some facts (not as John Tamny who provides editorial fabulations). Give it a thumbs up if you like it!

All Things Chinese: 

Is 5G one of the main focuses of the technology at the moment? When the newly emerged leading provider of this technology is under attack from Five Eyes alliance trying to maintain its global dominance in technology and trade which affects the arrival of the new technology era, you think we should just ignore it and pretend nothing has happened?

US government issued an arrest warrant for Meng not because Huawei illegally conducted business in the US but its alleged business dealing with Iran.

It’s all right for White House to decide not to do business with whoever, but on what ground it reckons it has a legal right to enforce its domestic policy on other nations? Is this arrest illegal? Is it not an international dictatorship? If not, since when the White House has been granted a mandate to rule the entire humanity? And by whom?

Or a mysterious alien entity called GOD has indeed blessed his chosen folks on Capitol Hill and in Wall Street to rule the world, then if you truly have a faith in democracy, you should believe everyone on the earth should have a say on electing US lawmakers. Now let me ask you one question: do you think the fuss over the alleged meddling in the presidential elections by Russia or China is nothing but a mentality against the principle of democracy?

You seem to be so proud of US democracy but what you’ve done here is of defending US ruling elites’ dictatorship on the international stage.

By the way, I do not live in the mainland China and I have no connection with any Chinese government organisations or private companies, in fact I am within the Five Eyes. You don’t need to tell me what is one-vote two-party based democracy which means little for grassroots people but a privilege for lobby groups with money and power.

Humanity will find a better social system(s) but not at this stage when the Jungle Laws still prevails, so stop pretending you are standing on a moral high ground looking down on savages who do not practice your obsessively believed political and economical models. It only makes you look no difference from those who enforced their own religious beliefs and social system on the natives in American continent and Asia Pacific centuries ago.

Huawei Continues to Lead the 5G Revolution

Chinese company Huawei Technologies has secured more than 25 commercial contracts for building 5G technology, the largest in the world, and has shipped more than 10,000 base stations for the new generation of mobile communications, despite the swirling hostage drama staged by Five Eyes Anglo nations currently dominating the world in business and technology.

Lately, Huawei announced plans to further bolster its cybersecurity efforts with an initial US$2 billion investment and vowed to defy any political pressure to keep its no-backdoor policy for all governments and their associated spy networks such as NSA.

More at Business-standard.com

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