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posted by Fnord666 on Thursday June 25 2020, @06:55PM   Printer-friendly
from the bad-company dept.

Huawei on List of 20 Chinese Companies That Pentagon Says Are Controlled by People’s Liberation Army:

The Pentagon put Huawei Technologies and Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology on a list of 20 companies it says are owned or controlled by China's military, opening them up to potential additional U.S. sanctions.

In letters to lawmakers dated June 24, the Pentagon said it was providing a list of "Communist Chinese military companies operating in the United States." The list was first requested in the fiscal 1999 defense policy law.

This list includes "entities owned by, controlled by, or affiliated with China's government, military, or defense industry," Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement.

[...] The companies on the list are:

Aviation Industry Corporation of China
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation
China Electronics Technology Group Corporation
China South Industries Group Corporation
China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation
China State Shipbuilding Corporation
China North Industries Group Corporation
Huawei Technologies Co.
Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co.
Inspur Group; Aero Engine Corporation of China
China Railway Construction Corporation
CRRC Corp.; Panda Electronics Group
Dawning Information Industry Co.
China Mobile Communications Group
China General Nuclear Power Corp.
China National Nuclear Power Corp.
China Telecommunications Corp.

Given how inter-connected the world is, how practical would it be to avoid all such Chinese companies?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 26 2020, @01:27AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 26 2020, @01:27AM (#1012718)

    Sure in general we can say that, but the level of control is really quite different. The Chinese don't actually try to pretend there's a separation between the state and incorporated companies. They don't in principle say Apple Inc is a private sector company free to pursue its own corporate vision as long as they abide by the laws of the US and the government won't actively play a role in directing the company's strategy. Of course we know there are enough corruption around that this separation isn't necessarily true, especially when it comes to industries that can provide the state geo-political benefits like oil.

    With Chinese companies, especially the ones they "export", you pretty much have to assume the Chinese government will dictate the company's strategy and operations regardless of industry, real-estate, tech, e-commerce, etc. and they don't even bother trying to hide it as far as I can tell. They officially deny it to the West because it is to their advantage to maintain this charade and its also probably because the West is this little naive kid that think that official separation is still the best strategy. It really isn't anymore, China's playing a different game for a while now at the next level - the West really need to move on.

    The fact that Trump is calling this out is at least doing something and acknowleging this, though not the best way to go about it perhaps. The folks that just critizes him for the sake of it, and yes he's really an idiot, but don't bother to acknowlege the problem nor offer alternate options or at least discourse in the matter are really just trolls. They'll deserve the day when the Chinese speaking debt collector knocks on their door.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 26 2020, @02:14AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 26 2020, @02:14AM (#1012743)

    > China's playing a different game for a while now at the next level - the West really need to move on.

    China is an authoritarian state. It's ruled by fear and corruption. If you think the 1B losers who are not on the inside track LIKE that system, you're very wrong.

    If the USA to move to that system, we'd have to have laws massively favoring a small fraction, like 1% or 0.01% of the population. Oh...