Chinese ICT manufacturer Huawei has certainly got its money’s worth from the Financial Review this week. After flying Jennifer Hewett to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress, Hewett has produced two glowing pieces for the company, “Huawei's quiet determination pays off” and an "exclusive" interview with CEO Ken Hu.

Both pieces -- which disclosed that Hewett had traveled courtesy of Huawei -- peddled the trademark Huawei aggrieved tone that we've heard so often from the company in previous charm offensives: that western countries like the US and Australia have banned its wonderful products over unfounded fears they will provide the Chinese dictatorship with ready access to telecommunications across the world. Hu complained of “groundless suspicions” about Huawei’s links with the People’s Liberation Army and the Chinese government.