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If they wanted a replay of what happened to ZTE, a Chinese company which relies heavily on outsider
technologies, they may never see it. Because Huawei is a dramatically different kind of business.
The Plan B Huawei has just revealed — a series of self-developed chips — is only part of what makes it an enterprise of strategic insight, and hence resilience. Over
time, that insight has rewarded it with a viable biosphere that its founder Ren Zhengfei believes will enable it to weat
her the storm. “Our growth may drop a bit in the wake of US restrictions, but negative growth is impossible,” said a confident Ren during a Tuesday inter
view with Chinese media, adding that Huawei has cultivated longstanding trust with industry partners.
That may be why, even after Google barred Huawei from some Android featur
es, Ren spoke highly of the Silicon Valley giant, praising it as a “good company”. That may
a history of more than 100 years, with hundreds of colorful hybrids, is a blast from the past, she says.
Cheng, 43, decided to conduct research on succulent plants and c
ultivation after she graduated from the Beijing University of Agriculture in 1998.
But she set herself the goal of becoming a professional gardener much earlier-when she was in high school.
Cheng was one of the first batch of people who started to explore the splendor of succule
nt plants, but she didn’t expect the small pots would become a craze for millions of Chinese.
It was not until 2011 that the succulents industry in China started to boom, aided by cyber publicity.
A long-distance athlete since primary high school, Cheng has alway
s been dedicated to things she loves, such as replacing soils and pruning messy bran
ches in the garden. And despite being allergic to pollen, she did not give up on this career.