For those who came in late, in an effort to protect Big Tech companies, the US government decided to shut down Hauwei on some pretty bogus spying charges. It never provided any evidence, but suggested that the company founder Ren Zhengfei was once conscripted into the military.
The move nearly killed off Huawei, stripping it of lucrative contracts and banning it from the tech it needed to make its products. Ironically, the company was still dependent on a lot of US hardware and software, and now it seems that Huawei is going to make those companies pay.
Huawei held an internal ceremony to celebrate the switch to its own 'MetaERP' (enterprise resource planning system) in Dongguan, south China, attended by the
Huawei's rotating Chairperson Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company's founder Ren Zhengfei. Companies use ERP software to manage key business operations from accounting to supply chain management.
Tao Jingwen, a Huawei board member and president of its quality, business process, and IT management department said the company was cut off from the old ERP system and other core operation and management systems three years ago.
"Today we are proud to announce that we have broken through that blockade, we have survived!" The in-house Meta-ERP has been rolled out across 80 per cent of the company's business.
It is the start of what we predicted would happen. Instead of using US technology and software, it would be forced by US trade policy to make its own. It would presumably do this cheaper and much better and eventually clean the US’s clock.