Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter are all blocked in China. They have
algorithms in place to disrupt Google service as well which makes
it very annoying even using Google here. You get many dead links
when the algo’s are working. Despite blocking American companies
in China, the government is now complaining about getting equal
treatment from the Americans.
Are Chinese telco’s a risk? Of course they are, they were started
and staffed by the security services in China. Their former CEO,
was a top official in their domestic spy agency. This has been an
open secret for 20 years now. Does anyone think that the control
freaks up in Beijing will exhibit monkish behavior and not try
and get information from Chinese Telco’s? How many Chinese
government agencies in China are using Cisco stuff as opposed to
Huawei? I’ll bet none.
The U.S. is finally fighting back and will not allow foreign
governments to spy on their serfs, only THEY are allowed to do that.
U.S. report dashes China telecoms’ expansion hopes
By Jim Wolf
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. ambitions of two Chinese telecom
equipment makers were stopped in their tracks on Monday as a
congressional report urged American companies to stop doing business
with the firms, raising fears of retaliation from China.
Huawei, the world’s second-largest maker of routers and other
telecom gear, and ZTE, the fifth-largest, for years have been stymied
in their efforts to make big inroads into the United States due to
national security concerns, but Monday’s report escalated the dispute.
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee warned
industry that Beijing could use equipment made by the two companies
to spy on certain communications and threaten vital systems through
computerized links.The panel urged network providers and others to
seek other vendors for their projects.
“It’s absolutely devastating,” said Roger Entner, a telecoms analyst
at Recon Analytics. “While Huawei had its hands tied already, it’s one
thing having restrictions that aren’t voiced publicly, but it’s another
thing entirely when the government comes out publicly and says not to