GBA Briefs: 10/9/2019

Railway HQ: Shenzhen has announced plans for its High-speed Railway Headquarters, a major project situated at the Shenzhen North Station, in the Longhua District. It will include a Grade A office building, as well as facilities for a regional railway dispatch system, a big data center, a technology R&D institute, a ticketing center, a conference hall, a commercial plaza, and a high-end residential complex.  Read more.

Electric dreamers wanted: China Evergrande is seeking to silence those who doubt the property conglomerate’s ability to dominate the electric-vehicle market by importing thousands of foreign talent, according to a report in Yicai Global. It has posted ads for everyone from the president down, looking to hire 8,000 experts in nine countries, including Germany, the UK, Japan, and Sweden. Read more.

Bring Your Damnedest: Evidence of the Chinese corporate world’s ability to close ranks in a pinch has been seen in in Changsha, Hunan, as Shenzhen’s BYD Electronics rolled out its first Huawei phones this week. BYD chairman Wang Chuanfu was on hand for the special moment, according to Hunan Daily. Apparently it took only 70 days for the BYD-Huawei project to be completed, after Huawei canceled its business with US contract manufacturer Flex. Read more on Caixin.

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