Huawei is one of Chinas’s most influential tech companies. Accusations that Huawei could be spying for the Chinese government, and thus represents a threat to US national security, have thrown the company and its founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei into the spotlight. Ren’s response to the crisis has been calm and dignified. Who is the man behind the controversial company? For this portrait, Ran Caijing’s team of reporters dug up Ren’s scant keynotes and media interviews from the past.
About the Authors
Liu Jingfeng and Su Qi are writers for Ran Caijing, a WeChat official account that offers business reports and analysis.