wave.forest, probably a PRC paid 50 cent-er, makes the specious, off-the-cuff claim that Huawei and ZTE have better tech and given wave.forest's grammar that isn't surprising.. stupid little Han nationalist effyewseekay. A big part of the tech they have is undoubtedly thanks to said types working in the US and Europe sending stolen IP care packages back to China through their PRC contacts.
China is not our friend. They are the most fearsome competitor we've ever faced. We currently gain short term advantage from cheap goods manufactured in China and they are building an ultra modern consumer economy at our expense. They are investing in themselves and we are consuming their cheap products and not investing in ourselves. In the process they are bringing 3/4s of their people out of poverty and we are collapsing our middle class sending them into growing poverty. Currently, they are the number two economy growing at 10% per year vs our 2.5% growth. They are the number two military power growing at 10%. They have 3 times the number of people. They have decades long plans to be number one. We seem to be helping them attain their goal with weak enforcement on monetary policy and allowing trade barriers to our exports, while letting their products freely into our country. If we don’t invest in ourselves we won’t have anything China needs when they pass us in the next 10 years. We’ll be the cheap labor making crap for their children and be fighting each other to get those “good” jobs at the toy factory.
In this instance, and most others remotely like it, NSA is not only justified in raising the red flag (no pun intended), they are to be commended for their operations and vigilance.
Regardless of what India and others may do, AT&T should choose wiser and better.
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