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Huawei in purgatory: boxing on against the shadow ban

Henry Burrell
Thu, 15 Oct 2020

Henry Burrell
Thu, 15 Oct 2020
Huawei has become a global household name, but not in the way it had hoped. For over a decade the Chinese tech giant had been building its reputation in the west, New Zealand included, with impressive smartphones matched by successful marketing campaigns.I attended the Paris launch of the breakthrough P20 and P20 Pro smartphones in early 2018. Until then, Huawei phones had been too unpolished and idiosyncratic, but suddenly these new phones leapt forward with much-improved design, better software, outstanding battery life, and cameras...

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