A contingent of Chinese companies led by technology giant Huawei is turning the world’s biggest wireless trade fair into an opportunity to show their muscle.
Out of 2,000 exhibitors and sponsors, 150 are Chinese companies and Huawei Technologies has the biggest presence. The smartphone and network equipment maker expanded its footprint by 50% from last year.
Huawei’s supersized presence at the show is a sign of defiance, and “it wants to give Biden the finger,” said John Strand, a Danish telecom industry consultant. The company’s message is: “Despite the American sanctions, we are alive and kicking and doing so well.”
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