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'Prism, prism on the wall': Huawei turns witty to fight US' spying charges

'Prism, prism on the wall, who is the most trustworthy of them all?' Guo said, referring to code name of surveillance system used by the US to access private communications from internet companies

File photo of Wanzhou Meng

Wanzhou Meng, Huawei CFO (Photo: Bloomberg)

Huawei Technologies Co. has turned to a blend of wit, sarcasm and defiance to publicly fight allegations that the world’s largest maker of telecommunications equipment is spying for China. It’s a remarkable shift for a giant whose founder Ren Zhengfei spurned the media and avoided overt displays of power.

Rotating Chairman Guo Ping encapsulates its new credo. Striding onstage before hundreds of people at the phone industry’s flagship conference this week, he opened with a joke directly addressing the company’s demons: “There has never been more interest in Huawei. We must be doing something right.”

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Topics : Huawei

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First Published: Feb 28 2019 | 8:10 AM IST

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