Autonomous driving, upcoming 5.5G service and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for industry, with an impact on human life, stand out in Xie´s vision before Orbe and other journalists at the OxHorn Campus, known as “Europe in China”, in the city of Zhenzhen, the so-called Eastern Silicon Valley.
Some 207,000 employees, more than half of them dedicated to research and development, as well as one of the largest patent portfolios on the planet, with 120,000 active patents, services to three billion people in 170 countries and revenues of USD$92 billion last year, were data highlighted by Edison.
Huawei was created in 1987 in a small two-room apartment, and today floods the 200-hectare “little Europe”, which recreates replicas of cities such as Verona, Paris, Oxford, Luxembourg, Bruges or Burgundy, with an eight-km railroad and three lines as the main means of transportation in the city.
Only 65 km away from Hong Kong, OxHorn Campus (translated as Ox Horn Campus) has four main blocks of neoclassical and Gothic styles and more than 108 buildings, where those dedicated to research and development stand out, as well as the comfort of dozens of employees living in an environment marked by nature, flamingos and lakes.
Out of its thousands of workers, whoever is interested in being promoted goes to the fantastic oval-shaped library, similar to the one in Paris, built on 16 double columns in homage to the same number of cities in the world. Over 160,000 volumes, nearly a thousand of them exclusive, translated into about twenty languages make up a variety located right in the innovation block.
The European airs, beyond the surprise, are explained in the words of executives such as Edison. “We are a global company, born in China, but a citizen of the world”. At the OxHorn Campus they created a planetary environment with a sense of peace and relaxation to try to predict the future.
(Taken from Orbe)