Founder of ZTE Corporation: HouWeigui
HouWeigui, Chairman of ZTE Corporation who is over sixty, declares,“Xi’an is my hometown. I was brought up there and I must give back to her.” HouWeigui, Chairman of ZTE Corporation is a native of Xi’an City. Before 1969, he was still a teacher at a secondary technical school in Xi’an. After the Cultural Revolution, the school he was working for was transformed into a company known as the famous Xi’an 691 Factory of the Ministry of Aviation. At that time, the United States just started its IC industry. Under the instructions ofQianXuesen, who was the Associate Minister of the Ministry of Aviation, the 691 Factory was responsible for the IC (semi-conductor) industry. Since then, teacher HouWeigui became the technical manager and was responsible for introducing new technologies and equipment.