Huawei made its mark in emerging markets long before China’s Belt and Road Initiative even got its name. Illustration: Perry TseHuawei made its mark in emerging markets long before China’s Belt and Road Initiative even got its name. Illustration: Perry Tse
Huawei made its mark in emerging markets long before China’s Belt and Road Initiative even got its name. Illustration: Perry Tse

Years before China’s Belt and Road plan got its name, Huawei was driven to seek emerging-market contracts

  • In the fourth instalment in an eight-part series on Huawei, our Africa Correspondent Jevans Nyabiage, US Deputy Bureau Chief Jodi Xu Klein and Asia Reporter Meaghan Tobin look at how Huawei had been expanding in emerging markets outside China long before the belt and road strategy even got its name
  • As early as 1996, company executives had travelled as far afield as Brazil, Russia and Africa in search of business opportunities
Topic |   Huawei
Huawei made its mark in emerging markets long before China’s Belt and Road Initiative even got its name. Illustration: Perry TseHuawei made its mark in emerging markets long before China’s Belt and Road Initiative even got its name. Illustration: Perry Tse
Huawei made its mark in emerging markets long before China’s Belt and Road Initiative even got its name. Illustration: Perry Tse
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