Alstom's experience five years ago seems to be somewhat similar to the dilemma Huawei is facing today. What is happening to Huawei, which is being attacked by the United States? Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei's performance in a media interview on the 21st and Huawei's production line may reveal some information.
"Now we are full of wounds,
Strive for an early return.
On the 21st, Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei, was interviewed by domestic media at its headquarters in Shenzhen. But not long before ID: huanqiu-com entered Huawei, the United States was constantly putting pressure on Huawei. The outside world fears that Huawei may already be in a situation of "full of rain and wind".
On the 15th, President Trump signed an executive order banning American companies from using communications equipment made by companies that pose a risk to national security. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Industry and Security (BIS) announced that Huawei would be included in the so-called "entity list", requiring any U.S. company that sells products to Huawei to obtain a license. According to American media analysis, the US government blocked Huawei from two aspects of "buy and sell".
But in today's interview, Ren Zhengfei's state and attitude seem to dispel this concern from the outside world. From entering the interview hall to the end of the interview for two and a half hours, Ren Zhengfei has been energetic, calm and calm to answer questions. Worried about the nervousness of the reporters on the spot, he also relieved the reporters to "relax". Before the official interview, Ren Zhengfei told you the story behind a map of "fighter planes" with special meaning for Huawei.
According to Ren Zhengfei, this is an Il-2 aircraft which was hit like a sieve in World War II and was full of bullets. It still persisted in flying and finally returned safely. "We're all in trouble now. We're flying and repairing planes to get back." He said.
"We are in conflict with the United States.
But ultimately we have to contribute to humanity together."
In the face of the heavy pressure of the United States, on the contrary, Ren Zhengfei has shown unusual atmosphere and undertone.
Hours before Ren Zhengfei was interviewed by the media, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the ban on Huawei had been delayed for 90 days. Regarding this, Ren Zhengfei said that the most important thing for us is to do well what we can do ourselves. What the U.S. government does is not something we can control. Not only that, but he also thanked American companies for their cooperation with Huawei over the years. He believed that the withdrawal of supply to Huawei was driven by American politicians, not by American companies. He also praised Apple products and said Huawei's 5G technology capability would never be affected by sanctions.
On that day, when talking about the relationship between "patriotism" and "using Huawei", Ren Zhengfei said that "using Huawei products is not patriotism, not patriotism." Huawei is just a commodity. If you like it, you can use it. If you don't like it, don't use it. Don't tie this to politics. He also said that we should not stir up national sentiment and we should not equate buying Huawei with patriotism.
When asked about chips, Ren Zhengfei said that Huawei would not easily narrowly exclude American chips. Although Huawei's chips cost less, Huawei still wanted to buy American chips. "We can't be isolated from the world, but we need to grow synchronously."
"We have conflicts with the United States, but ultimately we have to work together to contribute to humanity." He added.
"European Town" Perspective of Huawei and Europe
Huawei's "European Town" is not in Europe, but hidden in the southern city of Dongguan Songshan Lake. Huawei's "most globalized" place is a new office base which integrates R&D, administration and conference functions. Dark red trains connect 12 classic European towns in different styles, such as Oxford, Heidelberg and Paris. Getting on the bus from Paris Station, you can browse around in about 30 minutes.
Huawei's "European Town" Scene
More than a year after its launch, this "European town" has become a key landmark for Huawei. The European market far from the other end of the Eurasian continent is particularly critical to Huawei's struggle for global markets. With Trump's constant pressure, his European allies have gradually clarified their thinking and found a unified compromise - not blindly following the US blockade of Huawei, but will pay more attention to network security. As the "three carriages" of Europe, Britain, France and Germany basically accept Huawei, almost clearing the way for Huawei to enter the European market.
Huawei's "European Town" Scene
But will Europe compromise if the United States continues to insist that its allies close their doors to Huawei? In response, Ren Zhengfei "confidently" expressed that each country has its own interests and that the United States will not have such a strong force to call on everyone to follow it.
"We produce the best in the world every day.Mobile phone"
In Huawei's "home" - Huawei Terminal Intelligent Manufacturing Factory located in Songshan Lake, Dongguan, Huahuan really felt where Huawei's confidence came from.
Huawei Smart Phone Production Line
Walking into the factory workshop, a red, white and black slogan, "We are making the best mobile phones in the world every day" was posted in front of the entrance to the factory to ensure that everyone who enters the factory can see it at first sight. It is understood that the latest model of Huawei P30 mobile phone is being orderly produced in the factory.
According to reports, Huawei P30 production line is a fully automated production line with a length of 120 meters. It is divided into five parts: surface mounting, motherboard testing, whole assembly, whole machine testing and packaging. Except for aging test, all the processes can be completed in only 2 hours. Most of the operations on this production line are performed by manipulators, with only 10 workers assisting in the operation. Apart from a few devices such as manipulators and dispensers, most of the equipment in this production line comes from Huawei's own brand.
Asked about the impact of the recent blockade on Huawei's mobile phone production in the United States, a production line manager told reporters that Huawei's P30 mobile phone uses fewer U.S. components, "the production line has not had much impact, and we are confident in the future."
Apart from the fact that Huawei seldom relies on imports from the United States for components used in its mobile phones, self-developed chips are another "sharp weapon" for Huawei to cope with the heavy pressure from the United States. When talking about the bottom of self-developed chips, Ren Zhengfei said that Huawei has at least 700 mathematicians, more than 800 physicists, more than 120 chemists, 67,000 experts in basic research, more than 60,000 senior engineers and engineers, and this combination is advancing.
Ren Zhengfei also said that more than 15,000 basic research scientists and experts we are compiling are turning money into knowledge. More than 60,000 applied talents are developing products and turning knowledge into money. "We have always supported scientists outside enterprises in scientific research and exploration."
He also confessed, "It's hard for Hua to make chips for himself, but after so many years of biting his teeth, he has gradually survived."
Source: Global Network/Zhu Mengying