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Huawei's billionaire founder has set out a three to five-year plan to build an "invincible iron army" that will protect it from ongoing sanctions from the US. The plan is in response to issues caused by Huawei's inclusion on the so-called "Entity List", which prevents American tech companies from trading with Huawei without the US government approval.
He has previously warned that the US underestimated Huawei, claiming that it had made "sound preparations" to avoid an extreme shortage of supplies during the threat of sanctions earlier this year. This latest statement comes after the Chinese smartphone maker unveiled an Android operating system to rival Google last week, called Harmony, which will act as a back up system if it is cut off from its US suppliers.
originally posted by: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk
a reply to: TGunner
Sounds like somebody has been taking Hellboy:The Golden Army movie just a tad bit too seriously! I wonder if he's going to make a 3 piece crown that allows the wearer to control said "invinsible" army as well?
Yeah I know a bit much, this whole thing. The concern seems to be that China, who've been caught with their pants down for spying on US Tech co's will imbed spy wear into their Huawai technology and sell it to other Countries for personal gain.
originally posted by: Hefficide
He's ex military and he's known for using militaristic language and rhetoric.
His references here are not about a literal "iron army". They're metaphors for an aggressive business strategy. Likely referencing emerging markets and cornering new tech that the US will eventually have to lift restrictions to gain access to.
In other words, welcome to a world where India gets cutting edge tech before the US does. At least for awhile and in some cases.