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China Summons U.S. Ambassador In Huawei Standoff, Accuses Washington Of ‘Violating The Rights’ Of Chinese Citizens

The U.S. has violated the "legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens".

The U.S. has violated the "legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens".
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3 comments on “China Summons U.S. Ambassador In Huawei Standoff, Accuses Washington Of ‘Violating The Rights’ Of Chinese Citizens

  1. Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, founded Huawei in 1987 with 21.000 yuan, around US$5.000 at the time. Huawei is “owned” by the Chinese employees, 61000 of them receive a regular dividend. But they have no decisional power. Their shares receive dividends but have no voting power. Foreign employees receive no dividend. Very likely Ren controls the Board, and together with Chinese government officials takes the relevant decisions. The ownership structure remains opaque. What is sure that Ren has strong ties with the Chinese military and Communist Party.
    The United States periodically raise security concerns with the Huawei equipment. They fear it can be used as an espionage tool.

    But why in this specific case is US concerned with the sale of telecom equipment to Iran?
    My take is that we know that Iran is developing middle/long range missiles. Ten year ago Iran could hit Israel and Saudi Arabia. Now its missiles can reach Europe. In another ten years they will be able to reach US.
    Satellites in geostationary orbit check the airspace and are necessary to effectively hit a target, they check for speed, direction, altitude, ballistic trajectory and send data to computers on earth which in seconds elaborate adjustments. Fast telecommunications are essential here. But 5G provides also better responsiveness by reducing latency and the ability to connect more devices at the same time. The most important advances in 5G is that it will decrease latency, the delay before a transfer of data actually begins.

    What are hypersonic missiles? Hypersonic missiles combine the speed of ballistic missiles with the accuracy and manoeuvrability of cruise missiles. The missiles are designed to travel at approximately 5,000 to 25,000 kilometres per hour. It’s possible to keep the target a secret until the last few seconds of their flight because of the uniquely low trajectory they take in the atmosphere. It is then that missile makes its final dive. ICBMs travel at much higher altitudes, they can be detected by missile ground sensors much sooner and so deflected. Also, because ICBMs are rocket-fuelled, their smoke is easily detectable from ballistic missile sensors in space.

    Basically hypersonic missiles will be capable of evading current missile defences and would result in hair-trigger responses. The United States especially has a variety of early warning satellites and missile defence systems which would be rendered largely useless.

    5G is not just like its predecessors a tool where a human communicate with another human or a computer/device. It’s more about devices communicating with other devices.

    New information and communications technologies carry the potential to improve some existing military systems and reduce the utility of others. Greater use is also being made of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in order to augment human capacity, to process increasing volumes of data more rapidly than before and to improve the effectiveness of weapons and other military systems. Key areas are robotics, quantum cryptography and quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous control. Nanosciences and materials science, which are important for seeking processing futures beyond current chip designs. Space, and developments in hypersonic flight.

    When companies like Msft, Csco, Goog, and the likes are at the White House, they are not there to discuss the next app on our smartphones.

    Nasdaq listed companies are also a strategic defence asset. It can be a real concern if ndx crashes, because companies also need their own stocks as money to buy and pay for innovations, research, development.

    As regards the Meng matter, maybe it was best for Canada to do it the Italian way: as soon as they knew that Mrs Meng was embarking they should have advised her to change route. And leave the issue in US hands.

  2. All this hoop-la over bank fraud accusations mixed up in trump’s “sanctions” and the fact that the accused is a female may even be a factor. Why in the hell would Canada participate in any action relating to trump’s trumped up sanctions? The hypocrisy of trump being on the accusing side of any bank fraud issue is hysterical! I think he knows all the games on that subject! The insulting behavior of smiley face Bolton sitting with Xi at the same time this woman was being detained really is outrageous. I bet he and trump had a big old laugh over that one!

    The only time I smiled while reading all this was the mention of three decades in prison and trump — in the same story. 😃

  3. I am guessing she will be freed and allowed to go back to China but her lawyers will be required to be in a courtroom and the US will say something about how she has been sanctioned or something that sounds good. It will dissolve into nothing that will be spun as being tough for US voters to hear. It was a calculated risk that backfired and now it is about getting out of the mess quietly. I suspect on Jan 4 we will have forgotten about all this and at some later point there will be a small blurb about it on TV and the papers. I would be very surprised if the US goes through with it.

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