very worrying indeed
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Yep, the Middle Kingdom complex which is still true even without an Emperor. Damned irrelevant worrying about PRC hacking though. Between OPM, VA and Equifax, the PRC already has my security clearance background check, medical records and credit record. And, by the way, Taiwan has always been there for us; I'd go in harm's way for them.
If I were inside China I’d be more worried about the Chinese government spying on me (i.e. the giant prisons you refer to).
If I were anywhere else in the world, I’d be more worried about the Americans spying on me because (a) death by drone, and (b) extradition treaties. Currently, China is not killing people outside its own teritory from the sky and I’m unlikely to be extradited there from anywhere else.
Depending on how "well connected" this Chinese national is, I'd expect a tit-for-tat from China. Expect a Polish national (or a few) to be barred from leaving the country. (Two can play this game.)
However, is this person happens to be a Chinese Intelligence pretending to work for the company, then things are really going to heat up very nicely.
"They probably refused to install some stuff?"
So they arrested one dude from Huawei, and also just for fun an ex-member of the Polish intelligence community?
I really don't understand you lot. If a Western person is arrested for spying, he's obviously a spy. If a Chinese person is arrested for spying, it's obviously because he refused to spy for the West.
Maybe, you know, Chinese people also spy? Otherwise, that really big agency in Beijing is full of people who are rubbish at doing their jobs.
.....Huawei are bad and possibly spying cause they are Chinese but we'll carrying on buy Apple kit that is also exclusively made in China and not chance the Chinese aren't planting bugs in those that Mr Cook doesn't know about. And all other electronics that are made in China.
Why are the singling out Huawei? Is it because it's a Chinese company that hasn't stolen its IP for a change (although at some point maybe they have) so the West is worried?
Lets also not forget all the cheap security cameras on Amazon that are made in China and controlled by Chinese companies (Clever Dog comes to mind).
“The arrests mark escalating concerns among western governments about the Chinese company's activities.”
Given other actions against Russia and China is this part of a strategy coming out of Washington to restart the Cold War?
“The allegations were that Huawei was using its kit to spy on other governments”
"Given other actions against Russia and China"
Would that be where some dastardly British people deliberately threw themselves all over those poor innocent Russians' bottles of deadly toxin? Or where those Chinese soldiers got all lost and accidentally built an airbase on the artificial island they accidentally built?
From the BBC website:
A person with knowledge of the case confirmed that a Huawei employee called Wang Weijing - also known as Stanislaw Wang - had been arrested but not charged.
Stanislaw Zaryn, a spokesperson for Poland's Internal Security Agency (ISA), told Reuters that Mr Wang's arrest "doesn't have anything to do with the company he works for".
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China’s Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the case and is urging Poland to handle the case “justly.”
"newsflash: polish citizen arrested in China, following the recent arrest of a Canadian citizen following well publicised arrests of Chinese citizens"
"newsflash: expat workers leaving China as quickly as contractually possible. One worker commented to imaginary news "i'm not doing 20 years in prison just because somebody got arrested on the other side of the planet, I can get the same pay in other countries!"
"newsflash: China hit by massive skills crisis as foreign workers flee China"
"newsflash: China economic growth drops sharply, amid skills crisis."
"newsflash: Chinese government launches a study to consider factors that may be driving foreign workers to leave China, promising to discover and resolve factors driving away workers. Asked if this represents a change of policy towards prosecuting random foreign workers in China when their governments upset the Chinese government the spokesman said "no comment" but off the record senior sources say that they recognise that "it was a serious mistake made by a junior staff member without adequate supervision"
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