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A Chinese telecommunications company founded in the 80's. In the past 5 years, it rose to grab huge market shares in Europe (3G network, Networking equipment, Optical Communication Equipment, etc). Its chief competitors include Alcatel-Lucent, Nortel, Cisco.

It hires mostly Chinese Masters or PhD's in Electrical Engineering, Communication Networks, and Computer Hardware. It's known for its demanding 20-hour work days, and its no-nonsense approach to business and competition.

It's currently the fastest growing telecommuncations company in the world, and has surpassed both Nortel and Alcatel-Lucent in market share in continental Europe and Asia.
While Nortel just filed for bankruptcy, Huawei reported record Q4 earnings for 2008.

Huawai is a microcosm of the hardworking attitude and the resultant success of China.
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True of COVID-19 sufferers and of George Floyd. The key phrase at this moment in American history.
"I can't breathe, said Floyd as he was being suffocated. "I can't breathe" thought more than 100,000 victims as they were dying of Covid. "I can't breathe" chanted countless Americans in the streets, protesting enduring police brutality.
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To "Huawei" something, is to rip it off, slightly tweak it, and pass it of as your own.
Have you see what they've done, it's a complete Huawei of something I did a week ago!
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A state of confusion and misery caused by unintelligible communication and a culture of craftmanshit.
Why did you quit your job? The lack of QA and the short deadlines was making me huawei.
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