Re: Business as usual from the f'U of SA
> When I read a report, I start to call it a little iffy when it is littered with "assuming" "presuming" and "perhaps" as much as that one.
The word assume appears twice in the Balding and Clarke report:
1. We will assume that references to the “trade union” in this and other sources are careless errors and that in fact the Trade Union Committee is meant.
2. But we will assume going forward that Huawei Tech and other Huawei group employees can be members of the Huawei Holding trade union.
These instances refer to  a misappropriation by the Chinese of the name of an organization and  a lack of clarity as to whether or not Huawei Tech employees can be member of the Huawei Holding trade union. Because Huawei is completely opaque with respect to its internal organization, and to its rules of association for employees, these associations and their governing rules cannot be determined with any level of certainty.
The word assuming appears four times in the report. Its use is related, again, to Huawei's lack of transparency with respect to its internal organization, rules and by-laws.
The word presumably appears four times in the report. Its use is related, again, to the lack of transparency of the internal organization of Huawei Holding and Huawei Tech.
The word presume is not present in the report.
The word perhaps appears exactly once in the report:
As Huawei Holding has only a few hundred employees, that would normally mean that only those employees could be members of the Huawei Holding trade union and have a voice (if perhaps only a formal one) in its decisions.