How Huawei Lost Its PR Battle in the West

Foreign advisers say they were ignored and undermined by Chinese management

Yan Lida, president of Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group, speaks during the opening ceremony of Huawei China Eco-Partner Conference 2019 at the Fuzhou Strait International Conference & Exhibition Center on March 21, 2019 in Fuzhou, Fujian Province of China. Photo: China News Service/Getty Images

By Kathrin Hille

It has been almost a year since William Plummer lost his job as the head of Huawei’s US public and government relations department.

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