Day 6 – Shanghai – Huawei / Autoneum

In the morning after the first night in Shanghai we went to the headquarter of Huawei. Our visit started with a warm welcome and a group photo in front of the reception. Next we were given a guided tour through the Shanghai MBB Experience Center where we received an informative and impressive insight into Huawei’s products. In reflection it can be said that the future will bring us a better connected world through almost invisible and more powerful mobile network cells.

Huawei Groupphoto

After our visit at Huawei we once again experienced the Chinese lifestyle. According to a lack of communication our bus was not allowed to drive to Autoneum Taicang Plant as it is located in another province and our bus had no licence to drive there. Thanks to the great flexibility in China, a visit at Autoneums Asia headquarter was arranged. This event again states that flexibility in China is more important than planning. One thing that needs to be highlighted about Autoneum is their impressive aim to grow 20% every year which is a perfect example of the company’s ambitions and culture.

Beside our visits at Huawei and Autoneum we always explore the Chinese lifestyle as already mentioned above. Another issue related to this is that we cannot understand why there are so many Chinese people driving a car which seems unaffordable for them. The simple solution is bank loans. This again shows a big difference between our way of living and the one in China.

After a long day full of impressions everyone is looking forward to our optional dinner at the five star restaurant Shangri-La.

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