I was going to start this thread a while ago, I just hesitated somehow. It seems the ripple effects of the arrest a while back of the Huawei executive in Canada, with the US having requested an extradition related I think to Iran, is rattling around. At least with the news in Canada.
So China has had so much work subcontracted out to them in electronics, for one, that they are now a powerhouse for technical upgrades that they can build anything they want into it. This supposedly includes the hidden property of giving China back door access to information flowing through the networks they make.
I think Australia and New Zealand have reversed contracts to use Huawei for system upgrades in their countries, and experts have been warning us here in Canada about the same thing.
A month or so ago an executive with Huawei was arrested in Canada, really because the United States wanted it done, and there are proceedings to have her extradited. She was on bail giving treats to reporters who appeared at her house in Canada.
Now Canadians are getting arrested or at least detained in China, and I mean several. With this latest one, the charges were upgraded recently and the death penalty applied, even though the case has been ongoing for a few years. Look it, if he really is dealing large amounts of methamphetamine than I am not going to bleed all that much for the fucker, but you maybe see how it applies to events.
I ask where anyone thinks this with China is going, will be in a few years, or maybe has been for a while now. How pervasive is their technical infiltration? Might countries like India be getting affected? They have their own burgeoning tech industry, but I understand they are more of a US ally (tech support for this computer I am writing with is through them).