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When  a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the northeastern coast of Japan’s Honshu island on March 11, 2011, the world’s leading nations responded by sending planes to rescue Japanese citizens. Some countries also issued travel advisories warning their citizens not to visit Japan in the wake of the tsunami. An estimated 20,000 people were dead or missing, and close to 500,000 people were forced to evacuate. In addition, a nuclear power plant meltdown triggered a nuclear emergency, sending shocking waves across the world. Thousands of miles away, the news of the nuclear emergency in Fukushima was received with great concern at Huawei’s headquarters. After Japan declared a nuclear emergency, Huawei sent teams to affected areas to restore 680 base stations within two weeks. Japan was experiencing a critical time, and even its friends were reluctant to send rescue teams to teams to affected areas in the need of hour. In these circumstances, top management at Huawei decided to send teams to the affected areas to restore telecommunications equipment, a decision that was hailed by many across the globe. It was an important lifeline for Japan, especially in those difficult times. Meng Wanzhou, deputy chairwoman of the board and chief financial officer of Huawei, also flew from Hong Kong to Japan to supervise the operations of Huawei’s teams. There were only two passengers on that flight. Her courage greatly impressed the Japanese and the rest of the world, and Japan still acknowledges Huawei’s response. “Both, people and government of Japan are grateful to Huawei for its response to Japan’s nuclear emergency,” a senior diplomat told a correspondent recently. The founder of Huawei believes his company is always willing to help. “Huawei is a company that does not run away in the face of disasters. Instead, we march toward those disaster-stricken areas. The second example is

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