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But that's not really the big issue. The big issue is that our government is saying it seeks to find employment opportunities on the one hand while it undermines those opportunities on the other. More critically, it undermines those opportunities while, at the same time, it creates an opportunity for our safety and security to be undermined.
A recent post highlighted the fact that the Chinese were now building bridges in the U.S. ... bridges paid for by state and federal money. Not only were they designed and manufactured by the Chinese, but they were installed... built on site... by the Chinese. No U.S. jobs there. Nothing to look at.
Now another part of our infrastructure may be designed, manufactured, and installed by the Chinese... an even more sensitive part of our infrastructure.
Chinese telecom giant eyed as security threat
Huawei, a global Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer already doing limited business in the U.S., poses a threat to national and corporate security say members of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Those congressmen speak to Steve Kroft for a 60 Minutes investigation to be broadcast Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7:00 p.m. PT.
The world's largest maker of telecommunications equipment has been under investigation for the past year by the committee, which will issue its report on the Chinese company on Monday. The committee's chair, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), tells Kroft, "If I were an American company today...and you are looking at Huawei, I would find another vendor if you care about your intellectual property, if you care about your consumers' privacy, and you care about the national security of the United States of America."
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) adds, "One of the main reasons we are having this investigation is to educate the citizens in business...in the telecommunications world."
The committee believes allowing Huawei to build and maintain large swaths of America's telecommunications infrastructure opens a door for the Chinese government to spy on the U.S. government and engage in industrial espionage. [read more]Who would have guessed?