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Chinese tech giant Huawei has reported a 29.5 per cent year-on-year plunge, blaming it in part on US sanctions, but also shrugged off the situation. The company last Friday reported H1 2021 revenue of ¥320.4bn ($49.56bn). H1 2020 yielded ¥454bn ($70bn) of revenue. But the news wasn't all bad because Huawei reported its net …

  1. ShadowSystems Silver badge

    (Singing) A-Huawei a-Huawei...

    In the jungle, the telecom jungle, the mighty weep tonight.

    In the jungle, the telecom jungle, the mighty weep tonight.

    A-Huawei a-Huawei a-Huawei a-Huawei aiiiieeeeeee...


    Sorry, I'll get my coat. It's the one with the pockets full of dried frog pills...

    1. UCAP Silver badge

      Re: (Singing) A-Huawei a-Huawei...

      Please take several - they are in your left pocket

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They lack a key feature

    The problem with Huawei phones is they lack basic key features.

    The really basic stuff, like scanning my photos for child porn. A totally missing feature!

    I want and need a phone that will rifle through my private sexytime photos, pick out the most sexy using AI, and send them off to a sweaty androgynous man in a darkened room for checking!

    Family photos go unchecked too. What's the point of taking photos of my kids, if those photo's aren't drooled over by someone with an unexplained sticky keyboard and whispy facial hair? NONE!

    How will I know if my photos are OK, if I don't get them vetted by an Delhi based temp agency contractor?

    Huawei need to up their game!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: They lack a key feature

      Today I opened my Android 11 phone and was delighted to see a message "we have prepared a stylized photograph for you". I actually couldn't tell the difference - it was just another blood red CA burning in Hell sunset picture that looked identical to the others - but it is the thought control that counts.

      "You'll Never Walk Alone"

    2. Alan Brown Silver badge

      Re: They lack a key feature

      The real feature Huawei lacks is the one which puts fat brown envelopes in influential political pockets

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    China is not going to sit around. Won't be long before the CCP places some kind of wedge between TSMC supply and US demand - even if nobody gets TSMC supply. That would still bring the whole playing field down to the CCP's level.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      That's pretty much what I think.

      I get this was Trump's strategy for dealing with China (and everything else), "projection", print shitloads of money and accuse china of currency manipulation. Subsidize US with tax breaks and accuse China of subsidizing their industry. Accuse *them* of putting backdoors in *their* telecoms kit.... Projection, projection, projection.

      They probably cut some slack waiting for that crap to end and back to business as usual. It hasn't ended, so time to move on and do their own thing.

      Chinese Android tablets are mainstream now, their phone maker is #2 above Apple, they've decimated solar, MG cars are doing well across Asia, other Chinese car makers already moving in. My noise cancelling headphones are Chinese, I'll never pay ten times as much for the Bose ones.

      I think HP is the next to suffer, Chinese PC makers are cheaper, better with fewer gotchas. I know I won't buy another HP after finding its PSU is non-standard and won't power a graphics card.... (you can pay a fortune for the HP upgrade.... gotcha!) its like their ink and their printers, no more, never again.

      UK should be safe. They dominate the Charity Shop market. China is nowhere in the "Sanctimonious Twaddle" market either.

      1. JackT

        >I think HP is the next to suffer, Chinese PC makers are cheaper, better with fewer gotchas. I know I won't buy another HP after finding its PSU is non-standard and won't power a graphics card.... (you can pay a fortune for the HP upgrade.... gotcha!) its like their ink and their printers, no more, never again.

        I got news for you. every PC is make by Chinese. I used to work for a repair depot with client like Dell. the PC/laptop/server that you bought is all made by ODMs. ODM sell the design, build the PC and just slap a brand sticker like Dell on. the design might be different but they are all make by only a handful of ODMs.

        as if you buy a different brand that somehow it will be different. Nope, its probably made by the same ODM that HP use. LOL. you are so naive.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Don't know why you got downvotes for speaking the truth. Apple is one of the few companies that actually design their computers. The rest, yep some company designed it and the company that is willing to buy it will get their name on it. I know this is done by quite a few companies. I dated someone that worked pretty high up at Dell and the consumer division was where they worked. This is exactly how many computers are designed and made; an ODM does all of the work. The only thing Dell, HP, etc. did was write the check for the design and production of it.

          Why else would they have like ten different SKU's/part numbers/option codes for the same part; like a 16GB RAM module that has the same specs as the other nine? Imagine Dell, HP, etc, having to start designing their own systems. On the enterprise side the higher end systems are usually designed in house.

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  5. Cuddles Silver badge

    Twirling, twirling towards freedom

    "Huawei's rotating chairman"

    I know what it actually means, but this always gives me such a wonderful mental image.

    1. Sandtitz Silver badge

      Re: Twirling, twirling towards freedom

      Perhaps he's using the Hawaii Chair.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The advantages of Huawei

    1. Hwah Wey - 2 sylables easy unless your culture compels you to mispronounce foreign words. (specifically the USA and southern England)

    2. I can't see why any spooks would take an interest in me - too far left for the USA and too far right for the Chinese ones. If they did, US ones would sell my data to some friendly fake-international corporation when selling drugs became harder. Chinese spooks would just file my uninteresting stuff and forget about it.

    3. Why are dual SIMs good. It saves me carrying 2 phones, work and my own. As the work phone would probably be Apple, that is a little less money for their lawyers to misuse.

  7. R.O.

    Hoo-ray! Hoo-ray!

    Good news for a change.

    Please sir, I want some more!

  8. Yes Me Silver badge

    Guess who gets the beer?

    There'll be great celebrations in Cisco tonight! Cheers to our lobbyists in Washington DC and our best friends at the NSA, who blustered and lied and used all kinds of persuasion techniques to brainwash US politicians up to Presidential level to believe all the twaddle about security risks.

    The more far-sighted know that despite this short-term "success", the long-term effect of this silly, lying trade war will be a great boost to China's high-tech abilities, including their own complete supply chain.

    One beer for the lying lobbyists, but a whole crate for China, who will win in the end.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    The problem with the West banning end to end encryption (think of the children) is that the people who build the hardware get to read the messages.

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