Huawei

U.S. officials moved today to cut off Chinese tech giant Huawei from global chipmakers, ramping up sanctions on the company seen by Washington as a national security risk.

The move one more effort pressure on China after they tacitly encouraged the spread of the Chinese Plague around the globe by failing to restrict plague carriers to travel from Wuhan, worldwide this year.  Travel from Wuhan to Beijing or Shanghai was prohibited. Make of that what you will

The Commerce Department said it was broadening its sanctions enforcement to include semiconductor designs that are developed using US software and technology.

Administration officials said Huawei has been circumventing sanctions by obtaining chips and components that are produced around the world based on US technology. In other words, Huawei is encouraging and promoting technological piracy – in the same way that it’s practiced routinely by other Chinese companies.

‘This announcement cuts off Huawei’s efforts to undermine US export controls,’ the Commerce Department said in a statement.

graphic credit: Zero Hedge

Communist China is expected to retaliate, likely against Apple and other US companies in China. Many who read this blog feel as it it would be a good idea if they left the worker’s paradise at this point anyway. Bring the jobs and the money back to the USA.

>>BREAKING NEWS<<

Global Times is the official unofficial outlet for the Communist Chinese government. They make announcements, and editorialize without being strictly attributable to the Politburo.

China threatens Boeing and Apple

China is threatening to “restrict or investigate” several major U.S. companies, such as Boeing and Apple, in retaliation against U.S. action Friday to block shipments of semiconductors to the Chinese company Huawei.

The Chinese state media outlet Global Times reported that China is preparing to place U.S. companies on an “unreliable entity” list after the Trump administration blocked the shipment of computer chips to Huawei.

“China will take forceful countermeasures to protect its own legitimate rights,” a Chinese government source told the Global Times, if the U.S. continues with its plan to block chip suppliers, including Taiwan-based TSMC, from selling chips to Huawei.

Companies placed on the “unreliable entities” list could be restricted from exporting their goods to China and investigated by Chinese authorities.

Hu Xijin, the Editor in Chief for the Global Times, further elaborated on the threat to U.S. companies following the Trump administration’s trade action.

“Based on what I know, if the US further blocks key technology supply to Huawei, China will activate the “unreliable entity list”, restrict or investigate US companies such as Qualcomm, Cisco and Apple, and suspend the purchase of Boeing airplanes,” Hu tweeted.

Visa Restrictions

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian (caption photo) discussed proposed new US visa policies for Chinese journalists, many of whom are spies, during a daily Chinese briefing with reporters on Monday. He vows retaliation. Today, the U.S. announced it would only issue 90-day visas for Chinese reporters with no option of extension. The new rules come into force on Monday.

Previously, visas were often open-ended and did not require extension, Reuters noted. The new rules will not apply to reporters carrying passports issued by the semi-autonomous Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau.

More Visa Limits to Come?

In my conversations with Americans living overseas, I’ve been consistent in my suggestions that they support my idea of eliminating Chinese student visas. At least ten percent (though the number is likely much higher) of the Chinese students attending university in the US engage in some form of espionage. The only way to limit that is to eliminate the visas. The universities (most of which are anti-American anyway) will likely howl and consider the policy to be racist. However Communist China is an enemy of the United States. Race does not enter into it.

Likewise, any person coming from Communist needs to have their visa scrutinized and vetted thoroughly before it is granted.

If you look it another way, consider that the People’s Republic of China and the United States are getting a divorce. It doesn’t have to turn into a shooting war. Communist China can go its way and bunker up behind the Bamboo Curtain and the rest of the world will be the better for it.

But I still think that we will end up in a shooting war with Red China.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Huawei is nothing more than a PRC intelligence agency.

    I agree with you on the shooting war.

    The only ways around it that I can see are either a Chinese Civil War knocking them out of the picture for at least the medium term, or that by the time the war comes, we are too cowardly to fight back.

    -Kle.

    • That they are an intelligence agency and collection mechanism, and the Communist Chinese had such great hopes of having their 5G collection platform ring the planet. Not now, it seems, and even weak and indecisive Europe is having second thoughts.

      As to the war, we shall see. Biden could just surrender the nation were he king.

  2. I too think a shooting war is a distinct possibility. I also suspect the Chicoms will wait until after November to move on it.

  3. A shooting war would not favor China. A million men in their standing army, and only about 50 of them can read. The rest are ignorant peasants who have never been in a formal classroom in their lives, not even kindergarten.

    OK, maybe that 50 literate soldiers is off by a bit. 40? The situation in the Red Army would be very similar to the one of Saddam’s Iraqi army: large, but stupid. Kill a few officers, and the rest scatter like chickens; they can’t think on their own, and are punished if they do so. If things go awry on the battlefield, then their rehearsed plans are useless and they are lost.

    Like the wise sage Mike Tyson once quipped, ‘everybody has a plan, until they get punched in the face.’

    • Billy-the-Kid said that the dumber people are, the more surprised they are when you kill them.

  4. I tend to agree with fredd on the quality of their army. My Korean buddies, all of who served, some on the DMZ, tell me the CHICOMS are for the most part poorly trained and equipped. The have some number of “elite” soldiers, but that part of the army is run by favor and connections, along with family ties. They’re very good at throwing human tidal waves of people out there, and that can be a real concern in some circumstances.

    • I doubt that it would end up as a land war. More likely a navy war, and a war in Space. At some point, with their nuclear missile subs on the bottom leaking radiation, and their port facilities wrecked, they’d have the choice whether to go full Armageddon or not.

  5. The whole dam country needs to be “quarantined,” and our debt to the commies cancelled. Let them eat rice.

    • Corona is threatening anyone who is critical of them. I’m a little unhappy that they aren’t threatening this blog. What am I, chopped suey?

      China has reportedly threatened to sanction a Houston congressman, Dan Crenshaw, who has pushed to let U.S. citizens sue the country for costs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

      The freshman Republican is one of at least four U.S. politicians identified by China for “abusing litigation against China.” Each should expect “countermeasures that will make them feel the pain,” according to China’s Global Times, a news organization that is not an official mouthpiece for Beijing but is considered aligned with its views.

      “So apparently I’m on the Chinese government’s radar now,” Crenshaw tweeted in response to the report Thursday. “Good. Bring it.”

  6. A war with China under President Biden’s Vice President (because nobody thinks he’d really be in charge past the Inauguration Day parade) would be a corporate merger.

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