Huawei Technologies: World-Class Company or State Agent?


Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 1:15pm to 2:30pm


Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, Floor 2.5, Harvard Kennedy School

China has come a long way from relying on imports to support its telecommunications sector. Today, telecommunications companies in China not only fulfill that nation’s growing needs but have a global reach. In this context, how should we understand the stunning and controversial emergence of China’s leading technology firm, Huawei Technologies? To what extent has Huawei’s rise been due to its leadership, strategy, corporate culture and ability to innovate? How much of this success as a “national champion” has been driven by the Chinese Party-State’s industrial policy and support?

Join us and Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies for a discussion with Paul Clifford, Ash Center Nonresident Senior Fellow. Anthony Saich, Ash Center Director and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, will moderate. 

Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public, but seating is first come, first served. We recommend that you arrive 10-15 minutes early to grab a seat. Discussion will begin promptly at 1:15 pm.