DAVOS, SWITZERLAND - Smiling beatifically, Huawei chief executive Ren Zhengfei was a picture of unflappable calm.
This, despite the younger speaker sharing the stage with him, historian and best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari, painting a dystopian vision of a not-so-distant future, presumably powered by the likes of Huawei, that seemed designed to be provocative.
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