On China: We Won’t Be Fooled Again

On China: We Won’t Be Fooled Again. By Andrea Limbago.

Earlier in June, Huawei Chairman Liang Hua offered to sign a “no-spy” agreement with the United States, similar to proposals made to the United Kingdom and Germany. Ignoring for the moment the unusual nature of a corporate entity making a “no-spying” commitment, we must confront the fact that Chinese telecommunications companies and the closely intertwined Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seem to have had trouble keeping their word. …

The reality of Chinese law is that even if Chinese companies wish to act in good faith, they are compelled to cooperate with the military and intelligence services. …

Stephen Green:

The long-held hope was that Western wealth and technology in Chinese people’s hands would eventually force Beijing to liberalize along something more like the Western model.

Instead, Beijing is using Silicon Valley’s tools to create history’s most efficient police state.

It’s time to decouple.