Huawei’s transparency policy is unclear

The Chinese phone maker Huawei professes openness, but it stonewalled journalists who had travelled halfway round the world to its recent conference in Dongguan

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
18th August, 2019
Huawei’s transparency policy is unclear
Participants at the Huawei developer conference at the Huawei Campus in Dongguan, China

There are balancing acts, and then there are just plain theatrics. Richard Yu managed quite the performance on both counts during and after his keynote address at Huawei’s developer conference in the Chinese city of Dongguan this month.

Yu, who is chief executive of Huawei’s consumer business group and one of the most powerful people at the Chinese tech giant, managed to blame its performance on the sanctions it faces, then argued that...

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