British intelligence agencies have warned that Beijing could cripple IT-dependent telecom infrastructure and critical services through embedded malware installed by Chinese telecom firms Huawei. In response India’s communication ministry issued warnings to test all Chinese-installed equipment for “trapdoors, black box, and malwares.” London warned that through covert modifications Huawei could compromise systems in ways difficult to detect allowing Beijing to disrupt communications. Huawei is responsible for sweeping and debugging China’s embassies, giving their experts knowledge of telecommunication systems and their weaknesses. The company, founded by a retired senior PLA officer Ren Zhengfei in 1988, also works for the most repressive regimes – it built military projects in Iraq for the Saddam Hussein regime and telecom projects in Afghanistan for the Taliban, The Economic Times of India reports.It's not just Huawei, many firms in the financial and electronics industry have tight informal and formal links to the CCP and the State in China. But Taiwan is going to annex its economy to China because its economy needs "saved." Good luck with that......
[Editor’s Note: The U.S. shares Britain and India’s concerns about Huawei's close connection with the Chinese security establishment. The U.S. government canceled Huawei's 2008 bid to pick up a stake in 3Com due to concerns that the Chinese company could modify equipment and computer software sold to the U.S. military.]
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