Huawei and ZTE staff among Malaysian Airline passengers


20 employees from chip-maker Freescale Semiconductor also among those missing

Two Huawei employees and one from ZTE are among the missing passengers who were travelling on the Malaysian Airlines flight that disappeared from radar over the South China Sea on Saturday evening (BST).

Li Yanlin, an engineer in his late 20s, was identified by ZTE as being on the flight between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.

“We will assign employees to accompany Yanlin’s family to Kuala Lumpur to provide the fastest and most effective response to any contingencies,” a statement from the manufacturer said.

A Huawei spokeswoman confirmed two of its staff was missing but didn’t give any further details.

“We are in very close contact with Malaysia Airlines and the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia,” she said. “Everyone here is very concerned and we are all watching the news.”

20 passengers from chip-maker Freescale Semiconductor were also confirmed as being on the passenger list.