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Old 12-09-2019, 11:30 AM
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Indo-Pacom Commander Describes Threats From China
By: David Vergun - US Dept. of Defense - 12-9-19
RE: https://www.defense.gov/explore/stor...ts-from-china/

Note: I found this article interesting and that China is really something to be concerned about. (Boats)

In addition to threatening freedom of navigation in international waters off its coast, China is stealing intellectual property and personally identifiable information from U.S. companies and citizens, as well as from allies and partners, the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said.

Navy Adm. Philip Davidson addressed threats from China at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, Dec. 7.

The United States, its allies and its partners will continue to navigate through the East and South China Seas, he said, noting that undersea telecommunications cables and $3 trillion worth of trade, all vital to the global economy, pass through that area.

Last week, the admiral said, he spoke with telecommunications and technology industry leaders about China and its Huawei 5G network. That network is a threat to the United States and other nations, he said, because by law, Huawei and other firms such as ZTE must provide information to the Chinese Communist Party when asked.

China's advantage in spreading this technology is its ability to offer extraordinarily cheap goods at state direction that other nations can't compete with.

China's Belt and Road Initiative, which includes lending money to countries wanting to improve their infrastructure, is another threat China poses, Davidson said. The danger, he explained, is that if nations can’t pay back the loans, they can be subject to political, economic or military pressure from China.

Nations are starting to resist the initiative, he said, citing the example of the small island nation of Tuvalu in the Southwest Pacific. Tuvalu rejected China's offer of a $400 million loan for infrastructure improvements such as levee construction, he said. The island's annual gross domestic product is just $40 million, and Tuvalu's leaders recognized that if they were unable to pay it back, their sovereignty could be threatened.

The admiral also noted that China's authoritarian model has resulted in the suffering of its own people from the Uighurs in the Xinjiang region and the people of Hong Kong, who want freedom and democracy.

The world should be outraged China's behavior, Davidson said, adding that about 100,000 Americans live in Hong Kong. And if things don't go well there, he said, global business — including China's — will suffer.

Davidson said the United States and other countries have no desire to see the Chinese economy collapse or to ''decouple'' with China on a diplomatic, economic or military level. Nations just want China to offer a fair playing field and to play by the rules of international norms, he said.

As it engages in great-power competition with China and Russia, Davidson said, the United States draws strength through its numerous alliances and partnerships.

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Personal note: I'm no geek but China has network system that can back door almost any Military and/or private Business systems and also their banking system's should borrower's not pay back China.

China's Huawei 5G network is one scary system. I'm not sure our country has this system figured out yet? Private business's who work with China can be financially ruined if payments on infrastructure loans are not paid back per China agreements.

Read more: https://www.channele2e.com/business/...ich-countries/

This site outlines the "Huswei: Banned and Permitted in Which Countries (12-3-19)

Q: What Is Huawei Technologies’ business focus?

A: The China-based company is one one the world’s largest providers of telecommunications equipment, networking gear, smartphones and more.

Q: Why are some countries banning or reconsidering product purchases and business relationships with Huawei?

A: Numerous countries allege that the company’s products may purposely contain security holes that China’s government could use for spying purposes. Also, some countries allege that Huawei steals intellectual property from foreign technology companies.

Q: What has Huawei said about the spying allegations?

A: Ren Zhengfei, the company’s billionaire founder, broke years of public silence to dismiss U.S. accusations the telco equipment giant helps Beijing to spy on Western governments. Source: Bloomberg, January 15, 2019.

A2: Huawei is willing to sign “no-spy” agreements with governments, including Britain, the Chinese telco company’s chairman said, amid U.S. pressure on European countries to shun the firm over espionage concerns. Source: Reuters, May 14, 2019.

Note: China: China on May 16, 2019, slammed a decision by the U.S. government to put telecom equipment giant Huawei on a blacklist and said it will take steps to protect its companies, in a further test of ties as the superpowers clash over trade. Source: Reuters, May 16, 2019.

Go to this web site to see how detrimental this system is and what it can do to countries around the world. Much more on site.

Too large to post here but if you're heavy into programming system China has it seems put most to shame and is stealing data world wide with this system. Back doors swing open with their technology and also into the banks. NASTY system!!!
Private systems - Business - Banking and Military are their targets!!

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