On the ground at Huawei’s headquarters: anger and polite robots

Huawei is the world’s second biggest smartphone maker and the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunications gear. Huawei is also the face of the Trump administration’s trade war and economic tensions with China. The U.S. has mostly banned American companies from doing business with Huawei and pressured other countries to stop using Huawei’s networking gear, saying it could be used to spy for the Chinese government. Not surprisingly, Huawei is on a PR offensive. The company invited several journalists, including Marketplace Senior Correspondent Scott Tong for a factory tour and meetings at its Shenzhen headquarters. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood asked Tong how executives are feeling about the situation.

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