Huawei: China’s technology star needs to shine more openly
Huawei in 2010 became the world’s second-biggest maker of telecoms equipment, with annual sales of $28 billion—not far behind the leader, Ericsson, with $30 billion in sales. This year, Huawei, which employs 110,000 people, may overtake the Swedish champion.
Whether China’s brightest technology star makes this transition has wider implications. It will be a test of how far Chinese companies are prepared to play the Western game to become global brands. It will also reveal how willing the West is to let a big Chinese player in—and for Huawei that is a particular problem [Read more].