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Old 31.01.2019, 20:43
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Re: Huawei China national security THREAT

This is not about one company doing one act of industrial espionage by a planted spy chip.

It is about China becoming a challenger to the US economically and increasingly militarily.

So far so good, but the hope was it will become less evil the more it modernizes. Or that it will fail to develop fast if it stays authoritarian.

So now we have a big economy where it is profitable to invest in and sell to/buy from, but at the same time it helps it to become stronger and might create an existential threat to Europe and US, and not just to their economies. This is the struggle in US elites, where the US-China trade war is not seen as "bring factory jobs back" but as "is it already too late, or could we still isolate China, hurt its economy, and shift factories and investment elsewhere?

China on the other hand is hugely investing in parallel trade routes that couldn't be cut off by Western navies and that are connecting its economy with other Asian and European countries so that it could not be completely isolated if things escalated.

Huawei is just a battle to fight to keep the investment, know-how and crucial infrastructure out of China reach. Don't forget how Russia is using oil and gas to threaten its neighboring countries or how ZTE was almost killed by US embargo in an instant.
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