Interesting isn’t it?
The commies being woolly eyed about their “fatherland” making overtures on India. While they award massive contracts to Chinese Telecom Companies. China remains in the storm for it’s massive human rights violations/ the big Internet majors who are carrying out their seditious censorship games and what have you.
Now comes another disturbing revelations from Rajeev Srinivasan. In his post on
Rediff he writes:
Before the First Gulf War, it is reported that the US sold computer printers to the Iraqi military. To the casual observer, these printers appeared to be quite normal. However, they were doctored up with a Trojan Horse, a special GPS chip which, when remotely triggered, could broadcast its location accurately……So there is a legitimate question as to whether the import of commercial goods could have significant side-effects based on trap-doors left in them by a manufacturer, especially one as jingoistic and prickly as China, where the army has been preparing for a ‘total war’ involving all possible weapons.
Now this is indeed disturbing on several counts. Majorly because the frigging blinking “modem” on my desktop is Huawei. And none the better. It remains like a piece of solidified crap which has lost it’s stink but not the misshapen form. That’s another matter that I was forced to have this modem from BSNL.
The more worrying aspect is the huge amount of Chinese telecom equipment which can be used for espionage. How? Some one would have to enlighten me on the technical details. But it’s possible.
Why favour the Chinese in the first case? What is so revolutionary about their products? I’d agree about the pricing part (being lower than others), but prices have been manipulated. They have been massively subsidised by the Chinese military and Government.
Interestingly, the Wikipedia entry has been marked for being read with caution because it is possibly biased. I won’t be surprised to know that it’s been written in by Chinese trawls or outsourced to Indian writers!
Huawei was sued by Cisco in 2003 for directly cloning both Cisco hardware and software. The case was proven, and has now been settled. Hmm. It doesn’t augur well for a company that’s a “leader” in telecommunications equipment as per the Wikipedia entry (assuming it to be on the face value).
Why then, this post on Chinese and the most visible face of Chinese equipment manufacturer in India? The answer may well lie in Rajeev’s write up. He writes:
China has an avowed ‘string of pearls’ strategy with which is has striven to — largely successfully — contain India with bases at Gwadar in Balochistan, the Cocos Islands in Myanmar, and an attempt to lease to an island or two in the Maldives.
The crown jewel in this is a low-hanging fruit that has fallen into the Chinese lap, as it were: the port of Vizhinjam at Trivandrum, which the Kerala government has contracted out to a consortium consisting largely of Chinese companies. One or more of the Chinese firms is owned by the Chinese government
If this isn’t a monumental stupidity on part of the Government of the day, then nothing else is. The corpse worshippers are good for nothing and would lead this nation to ruin.