But during our private encounter five years earlier, Ren denied speculation that he planned to hand the scepter to his son, Ren Ping, whom he thought was absolutely not fit for the role. Huawei executives told me at the time that Ren seldom got involved in personnel matters.
One article by Ren that has been widely circulated gave some hints about his family and his experience of childhood hardship in Guizhou. Ren was born in where his parents worked as rural school teachers in the southwest of Guizhou. He spent years there finishing his primary and middle school studies until the family moved to a larger city where he attended high school.
This explains why, during his entire life, Ren was endeavoring to climb over the limits that fate imposed on him. He bought textbooks and taught himself electronics during the chaos of the Cultural Revolution when youngsters in political groups scrambled to fight each other.
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During a stint in the People's Liberation Army, he worked as an engineer. He left the military in and started Huawei four years later. To get the business off the ground, Ren said, Huawei followed the "guidance" of "successful products made by Western companies.
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At our first meeting, Ren said he chose not to speak with the media because he feared sending wrong messages that could have a negative impact on the company. At Davos, when asked why he kept the media at arm's length, Ren said he avoided getting too much exposure, not because he was trying to be mysterious, but "simply because I lack the ability. I have little understanding of technology, finance and management. But Ren later changed his mind. And at Davos he stepped out and stood in front of cameras to give the public a clear look at the man behind Huawei.
Complementing Ren's new openness is a new advertising campaign for the company that features an image of a ballerina's feet. One foot looks beautiful in a satin-pointed dancing shoe.
The other is shoeless, bare, with battered toes. Ren said the advertisement symbolizes Huawei's spirit, pain and pleasure. Caixin App Newsletter.
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In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. As season 3 gets underway, Victoria is pregnant with her sixth child. But she has much else on her mind, chiefly the Revolutions of , when the downtrodden throughout Europe begin agitating for the overthrow of aristocratic rule.
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Parents now of six, Victoria and Albert find themselves at odds about their offspring, especially the troubled Bertie; the role of the monarchy; and increasingly with each other. It was a political union that became the greatest royal love story of all. She said the queen asked her what she did and, when told, replied that "to travel through time and space must be fun.