Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Vice Visits Huawei’s Campus

“Does this remind you of anything?” Vice reporter William Turton asked in one of Huawei’s retail locations, all of which are blatant knockoffs of Apple Stores, just after visiting Huawei’s campus on which there are replicas of specific European castles and chateaus. Apparently, Huawei invited lots of news organizations, but only Vice showed up, and it was very, very weird. Turton:

While in Hangzhou, we got a text in our WeChat group message at 3AM from a Huawei PR person that said just “help”.

I’m not sure what to make of this, other than that Huawei is very comfortable with their own absurdity and nonsense.