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The Huawei dilemma

Hostages, espionage and a global trade war—how a Chinese telecoms company is trying to conquer the world

On the recently completed Huawei campus in Dongguan, near Shenzhen in southern China, 17,000 employees and three imported black swans enjoy life in 12 “villages” built in ersatz European style and set in a landscape of lakes and greenery. The black swans are there to remind the people working at the world’s second largest provider of smartphones and the biggest supplier of networking equipment that nothing is certain,…

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