Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei was once an officer with the People’s Liberation Army stirring plausible rumors that the telecommunications giant is collaborating with the Chinese military.
“Evil exists to glorify the good. Evil is negative good. It is a relative term. Evil can be transmuted into good. What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another time to somebody else.”- Mencius
Influenced by centuries of antiquity and a rich tapestry of philosophies and concise proverbs, Chinese culture is intertwined by a wealth of wisdom and a paradoxical element of fluctuating context. The latter mentioned baseline building block of a realm which has withstood the rigors and triumphs of recorded history, is especially maddening to the average Westerner attempting to identify relatable patterns and familiarity amidst a country of a billion souls and the presence of a sardonic chaos that is controlled, yet tantalizingly frenetic. In order to simplify complexities of numerous cultural nuances and prevent the unnecessary burden of confusion, natives urge foreigners to accept the concept that the entire empire functions because of the “Chinese way”, putting an end to any pending debate.
As Beijing continues to blur the lines of governmental and party policy profusely bleeding over to the People’s Liberation army, the private sector, and ultimately to the individual global consumer, credence to the “Chinese way” is either the greatest non-sequitur of all-time in pathologically averting blame for blatant human rights and ethics violations in developing a global surveillance network spawning unhindered espionage, or a self-justifiable unintended ceremony of cognitive dissonance. Either way, the most populated communist regime on the globe remains a conundrum to the free world, and the aggressive assault continues with well orchestrated campaigns to infiltrate mainstream consumer electronics and software apps with military grade spy technology in collecting and processing mountains of data for what is likely insidious purposes. Using a punchline that this humorous purely on a level of hilarity, throw the PLA, North Korea, the largest telecommunications manufacturer, and directives from Beijing into a blender, add a couple of shots of vodka for good measure, and the subsequent mess from biological matter hitting the fan becomes the latest international caper worthy of a Dean Martin roast opening monologue.
Why invest millions of dollars in the involved training and assimilation of a specified individual, when the process can be simplified and completed through pennies on the dollar in taking advantage of supply logistics and consumerism? Traditional spying is not cheap and the Chinese are very aware of the healthy American love for gadgets. Score one for the Dragon kingdom with all the subtlety and pageantry of a US Women’s soccer team goal scoring extravaganza during the 80th minute of a massacre, in dispensing suspect product lines throughout the US over the last 15 years, and it only continues.
Much-maligned and controversial Chinese cellphone behemoth Huawei, pronounced “Wah-way”, is attempting to recreate the scheming efforts of drone manufacturer DJI in penetrating the US marketplace and transferring sensitive information to servers in the motherland. While the aerial vehicle hysteria has fortunately peaked, Huawei with apparent ties to the leadership of the PLA has allegedly conducted effective US consumer research and is producing a smartphone that is the perfect accessory for selfies and social networking for one big and sellable reason. It offers the best camera, and to a potentially burgeoning low-income demographic, this is all that matters, as long as the price point is acceptable.
These trendy and innovative information collecting devices are a much more efficient and safer bargain than unleashing the Pacific Rim version of 007 onto US soil.
Forget the iPhone, Siri, and a plethora of apps, reports Yahoo Finance, as the younger generations transfixed by the idea of starring in their own daily reality television show hosted through a smartphone interactive addiction could care less about the brand name, platform, and the presence of devious hardware, but how well their images interface with the entire gamut of social media communities. And with click of the camera icon and in a flash of a microsecond, the West faces a new threat from within, as the plague of smartphone spies that fit perfectly in the hand is released into North America. The lesson of the Trojan Horse is completely lost on the majority of younger people, and why would they care anyhow, in a society that does not embrace accountability?
Since the 1990’s it is a known fact that the PLA created legitimate business fronts to conduct business with Fortune 500 companies in securing revenue to fund defense research and overcome budget gaps resulting from the inability of the government to sustain nominal operations.
Currently, Huawei holds a paltry smartphone market share of around .003% in the US, but is planning on shipping $270 million to destinations outside of China, and in reading between the lines this means that the company is focusing on growing the American revenue channel, even though 600 workers were recently laid-off in Plano, Texas. While the Trump administration has placed harsh economic sanctions on the company, of course the tech industry led by Google is fighting the strict policy despite the potential security consequences, because of active and lucrative business agreements with Huawei. As the potential loss of large sums of capital deters corporate leadership from employing a clear thinking method of reason, the pressure put on the federal government by Silicon Valley to simply back off is understandable, through only from the ambiguous reductionism and perspective of the “Chinese way”. In reality, aiding and abetting a rogue nation during the heights of brutal ideological and financial warfare is both insufferably reckless, dangerous, and unpatriotic. However, the delusional and disillusioned hierarchy of the the digital wonderland strives for a one world oligarchy in eliminating competition from the human instinct and replacing capitalism with forced complacency. Bit by literal fragmented electronic bit and with the each generational life cycle of devices, resolve is being painstakingly extinguished.
Unfortunately, the notable absence of critical thinking skills and discerning properties kept in cryogenic stasis by millennials and Generation Z and manifested into a vapid and ineffectual mentality, simply paves the one-way information superhighway flooding the storage units strategically placed around the countryside of the dragon’s lair. The contemporary global landscape may be the stage for “interesting times”, but with a paradigm shift in decriminalizing identity theft and exploitation, Beijing has once again reached into the darkness of the past to redefine the parameters of evil for an unfair advantage in the trade wars.
Read the Yahoo Finance story here.
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