It’s one of the greatest engineering “startup” success narratives of the personal computer and smartphone epoch. Yet, despite selling 59 million smartphones and webbing $27 billion in income last fourth in its first-ever public earnings report this morning, a strange and taunting question palls the world’s number two handset make behind Samsung.
Who owns Huawei?
To sounds the company be said that it, it’s 100% employee-owned. In a statement circulated last week, it said that “Huawei is a private company wholly owned by its employees. No government agency or outside organization holds shares in Huawei or has any button over Huawei.”
That’s a simple statement, but oh is it so much more complicated.
As with all things related to Huawei, which outside of its 5G archrival Qualcomm is possibly the tech corporation most are enshrined in geopolitics today, the story is never as simple as it appears at first glance.
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