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USA Wins A Battle In The Soft War With China

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At a recent meeting hosted by the Committee for the Present Danger: China, Newt Gingrich said the United States is “watching a revolution in strategic economic capabilities and a revolution in geographic location of power and all of it is being done while we sleepwalk.”

The former Speaker of the House elaborated by saying, “This is going to be a long-term struggle between a civilization that believes in liberty and a civilization that believes in authoritarianism with Chinese characteristics,” a clear reference to “socialism with Chinese characteristics,” the slogan used by Chinese Communist Party dictators from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping.

From our perspective the recent executive order signed by President Trump giving the Commerce Department the ability to block US companies from purchasing foreign-made telecom equipment is an important weapon in the soft war China has been waging against the United States.

Under the order, which gives the Secretary of Commerce power to determine which transactions may be potential risks, no single company is immediately marked as a threat. But the plan is largely seen as a move against China-based Huawei, which some US lawmakers have deemed a security threat reported Colin Lecher for The Verge.

The White House’s order uses the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to implement the ban. The proposal has reportedly been in the works for more than a year, reported Mr. Lecher.

Regulators, lawmakers, and the Defense Department have long warned that Chinese tech companies like Huawei and ZTE pose a significant national security threat to the United States, despite much of the intelligence information they cite being classified.

As Makena Kelly reported for The Verge that criticism translated into action when lawmakers attached language to a must-pass military spending bill last summer that banned government agencies from purchasing Chinese telecom equipment.

Last February, the heads of major US intelligence agencies, including the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA, told American citizens not to use Huawei or ZTE phones. The US has also pressured allies to stop using Huawei telecom equipment in national infrastructure.

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) were two lawmakers who spurred congressional action on Huawei and its potential security risks.

Cotton, Rubio and others have argued that China’s government could force companies like Huawei to install backdoors in their equipment to spy on American networks.

Now Google has entered the fray on the side of privacy and free expression – and the national security interests of the United States – by revoking Huawei’s Android license for new devices, cutting off the Chinese tech company’s access to critical Google apps.

What makes this such a big deal is that less than a year ago Google was being condemned for supporting state censorship following reports that it is working on a mobile search app that would block certain search terms and allow it to reenter the Chinese market.

The California-based internet company allegedly had engineers designing search software that would leave out content blacklisted by the Chinese government, according to a New York Times report citing two unnamed people familiar with the matter. Alex Hern, reporting for the UK’s Guardian observed that such blacklisting would allow the company to reverse its move out of Red China, a move it undertook about eight years ago due to censorship and hacking.

The Intercept news website first reported the story, saying the Chinese search app was being tailored for the Google-backed Android operating system for mobile devices. The service was said to have been shown to Chinese officials.

According to reporting by Ryan Gallagher of The Intercept, the censored version of Google’s search engine in China would have blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest, among others.

Mr. Gallagher reported the project – code-named Dragonfly – had been underway since spring of 2017 and accelerated following a December 2017 meeting between Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai and a top Chinese government official, according to internal Google documents and people familiar with the plans.

We hope that Google’s decision represents a final recognition among western tech companies that in Red China there is no line between the government sector and the private sector – it is all One Belt – One Road leading to Red Chinese hegemony.

That Google has taken this position and apparently withdrawn from its cooperation with the Red Chinese government is a huge win for privacy, human rights and the national security of the United States and other nations that are unwilling to place themselves under the yoke of Red China’s dystopian social credit system for ordering human affairs.

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However, WHO TRUSTS GOOGLE??? Google, Facebook, Twitter and on and on into all of the "social media" engineering world has been proven deceitful in all aspects of their business. Transparency, honesty, integrity and specifically patriotism to their "home countries" is not part of the vocabulary of these surveillance organization. They don't just spy and gather information for marketing reasons, they spy and collect data for far more devious reasons. Facebook has been caught "red handed" and "red faced" using their surveillance and censoring practices for the purpose of assisting liberal political organizations, due to the personal political biases of the companies founder and employees. If people were abhorred when they heard how Hitler's Brown Shirts were used against the very families of Brown Shirt members, think about what Facebook and Columbia Analytics were doing before and during the 2016 US elections. This activity alone should have been cause enough to put Facebook out of business. Zuckerberg and Gates are both globalists and communists.