Shanghai — Chinese telecom giant Huawei has punished two employees for posting a New Year greeting on the company’s official Twitter account using an iPhone made by arch rival Apple, an internal memo shows. Huawei dislodged Apple last year from its position as the world’s second biggest smartphone-seller, below global number one Samsung. But in a public relations gaffe, the Chinese company wished followers a “Happy #2019” in a tweet on New Year’s Day — marked sent “via Twitter for iPhone”. Video producer Marques Brownlee shared a screenshot of the post with his 3-million Twitter followers before Huawei deleted it and sent another, this time marked “sent via Twitter Media Studio”. One unnamed employee and Huawei’s director of digital marketing were demoted and had their monthly salary slashed by 5,000 yuan ($730), according to the memo, widely shared on China’s Twitter-like platform Weibo and seen by AFP. As well as the pay cut, the digital marketing director was hit with a salary fr...

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