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JULY 2019 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 93 ther, there is a tram system extending across the whole Huawei complex with regular sta- tions (Figures 3 and 4). Of course, there is also a level of security that prevents the casual visitor from wander- ing in. At every entrance, there was a manned checkpoint with polite and friendly security guards who were happy to explain that it was possible to tour the complex but only in the company of a member of Huawei staff and with prior arrangement (Figure 5). We checked with a friend who works for Huawei in Shanghai, and he confirmed that he would have been able to show us around if he had been present. In this case, with no available escort, we were limited to taking a look at the areas still under construction (Figure 6). Even the security points were built to fit in with the architectural plan. I would be very happy to take up residence in a building like that! We retreated to a cof- fee shop for a cool drink to consider what we had seen. It seems pretty obvious to me that Huawei is planning for the long term. This is a company that wants to at- tract the best staff by offering a working envi- ronment and employment conditions that are the very best possible by any standards. I can't help wondering if some of the rea- son that Huawei has been singled out for close scrutiny on the international stage is because of the strength of their long-term business model Figure 5: Security gate under construction. Figure 3: Tram station. Figure 4: Tram into town.

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