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US Sanctions Drive Huawei Boss to Ask Staff For Ideas – SCMP

Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei emphasised that the company’s new strategy “should not be decided by a handful of people” but thousands of experts


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Huawei Technologies pose "an unacceptable risk" to US national security say Washington lawmakers. Photo: Reuters.

 

Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei issued a wide appeal on Monday for employees – who total 195,000 around the world – to come forward with ideas on the conglomerate’s future direction, as it struggles to adapt to the consequences of US sanctions, according to a report by the South China Morning Post.

Zhengfei’s post on the Huawei employees’ forum urged staff to “speak freely”, the report said, suggesting that different departments discuss options with one another and come up with a strategy that is decided by “tens of thousands of experts”, not a handful of people.

Read the full report: South China Morning Post.

 

 

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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.

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