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90 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2019 Every time I come to China, there is always something new to see. The skyline changes at a pace that makes most of the rest of the world appear to be asleep. But even with a reason- able amount of prior experience, I have been a little surprised by what I have seen in Dong- guan today. I really don't want to make any political com- ments or get involved in disagreements and negotiations between continents and coun- tries, so I would like to make my position quite clear. I primarily regard myself as pro-human. The world will be a better place when every person on the planet has the same chance for good health, happiness, and the opportunity to achieve their potential. Employment certainly plays a part in this, and as far as I am con- cerned, the goalposts moved for me today. I have made more than 30 visits to China over the past 12 years, and I have always been impressed with the governmental policies that have helped living stan- dards improve so quickly. Advances in technology certainly move very fast over here. The policy in China is to encourage business and technolo- gy with a view of improving employ- ment opportunities for all. In the U.K., the national news has featured ongoing concerns over the hardware manufactured by the Chi- nese company Huawei. It has been mentioned often enough that most of the time, the BBC newscasters now have the pronunciation of the com- pany name similar to how it would be pronounced in Chinese. To my ears, it sounds like "Wah Way." I knew a little about Huawei before today, and I have previously checked out their smart- phones. The current models definitely seem to keep up with other manufacturers of similar devices. Based on this, I assumed they were a decent-sized company with nice facilities. The reason all of this appeared on my radar today was because I had a free afternoon with my wife, and I wanted to visit something new while we were in China. I have a reasonable excuse for doing this because occasionally, I need to look after a customer while they are visiting this area, and I always like to show them something they have not seen before. My good friend, Mr. Jermin Wang, has looked after me in China for more than 12 years now, and he came up with the idea of visiting Songshan Lake. I was promised beautiful views and the opportunity to cycle around the lake. While we were on the way to the lake, which was around Sunday Afternoon in Dongguan Ladle on Manufacturing by Marc Ladle, VIKING TEST LTD. Figure 1: Huawei development, Songshan Lake.

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