[lbo-talk] Why the US is losing its war against Huawei

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 17:55:34 PST 2020

> On Feb 18, 2020, at 5:09 PM, Bill Bartlett <william7 at aapt.net.au> wrote:
> I suspect that the hysterical American accusations against Huawei, that they are using the technology to spy on customers, is likely a case of projection. The real concern being that anyone buying Chinese information technology won’t be vulnerable to American spying via the back-doors American companies install for use by the American intelligence community.
> Maybe I’m paranoid, but given the history of American spying I can’t be alone and many potential customers would probably also think that US technology was the greater espionage risk.

This is also Goldman’s view. See https://asiatimes.com/2019/07/us-china-tech-war-and-the-us-intelligence-community/?_gl=1%2A1pgs2o1%2A_ga%2AMTIyNDE2NTIwMi4xNTUyNTAyMjQz

Also, from a Washington Post article last August about quantum cryptography:

“…China is harnessing qubits to safeguard its communications from hacking — one of the fields in which China appears to have a lead over the West…When the network is complete, it could complicate U.S. efforts to eavesdrop on China’s government or military communications, some Western scientists say…(Chinese physicist Pan Jian-Wei) has credited Edward Snowden for motivating China’s quantum research. The former National Security Agency contractor’s revelations about NSA eavesdropping led China to pour money into developing more secure communications, Pan has said in published interviews.”


>> On 19 Feb 2020, at 6:29 am, Marv Gandall <marvgand2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Huawei, with its “game-changing” lead in 5G technology, remains the prime target. The strategic importance attached to its destruction is reflected in the rare example of bipartisan cooperation between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats to deny global markets to the company and to starve it of essential components. This past weekend, House Democratic speaker Nancy Pelosi joined defence secretary Mike Esper and secretary of state Mike Pompeo in again warning other nations to cut their ties to Huawei.
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