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I'm not familiar with the particulars of the Google situation, but in any case you're right. A proper share does not require the holder be entitled to vote. What matters is that the share is the property of its owner. It's not merely a contract, like an option to purchase shares in the future, or employment, or an agreement to be paid royalties or profit. A share is property that is owned in perpetuity or until the corporation is dissolved. It can be bought and sold as though it is just another thing.

If Huawei wants to redefine that then we have to evaluate what a corporation is and what is even means to be an "owner" of such a thing.

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