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Liang Hua (Chairman of the Board)

Ren Zhengfei (CEO) Meng Wanzhou (Vice-chair, CFO)

Zhou Daiqi (Party secretary) Edit this on Wikidata

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (/ˈhwɑːˌweɪ/; Chinese: 华为; [xwǎ.wèi] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics company based in Shenzhen, Guangdong, South China. It was founded by Ren Zhengfei in 1987.[1]

The name Huawei may be translated as "splendid act" or "China is able"; Hua can mean "splendid" or "China", while wei can mean "action" or "achievement".

Huawei has had a lot of problems in some countries. They have mainly had problems with the United States government. The US government said that the Chinese government could use Huawei's 5G technology to spy on people. Because of this, the US government does not want other countries to use technology by Huawei or ZTE. In May 2019, the US government put Huawei on a blacklist. This meant that Huawei could not do business with American companies.[2][3]

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  2. Shepardson, David; Freifeld, Karen (15 May 2019). "China's Huawei, 70 affiliates placed on U.S. trade blacklist". Reuters. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  3. Webster, Graham (18 May 2019). "It's not just Huawei. Trump's new tech sector order could ripple through global supply chains". The Washington Post. Retrieved 15 June 2019.

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