Global Alert on Security Threat from Chinese Telecom Firms
American worries about security threat from Chinese
telecom firms has now spread to Canada.
On October 8, the U.S. Congress Intelligence Committee’s report
warned of security risks from Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE.
The next day, spokesman for Canadian Prime Minister
Stephen Harper said that with it’s security risk,
Huawei may be excluded from bidding in the creation of
a new federal communications network.
The same day, Britain’s Security and Intelligence Committee
said they would investigate Huawei’s business activities in the UK.
This week, the Dutch Parliament also had questions
for Huawei’s operations in the Netherlands.
On October 9, Cisco was reported to end its partnership with
ZTE, China’s 2nd largest telecom equipment maker.
Chinese Communist Regime’s “Abysmal Record"Exposed
The ongoing Sino-Japanese dispute over the Diaoyu Islands
has attracted global media to review the record of
the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s keeping the territory.
On September 27, an article published on the U.S.-based Foreignpolicy.com rated its record"abysmal".
It said that the CCP regime has acted"rather liberally"in settling
frontier disputes with neighboring countries in recent years.
“Chinese leaders have conceded territory",
or “given up long-asserted territorial claims".
The article cited several instances.
It said, “In bilateral negotiations, the Chinese side conceded
100% the Afghan claim, 76% of the Laos claim,
66% of Kazakhstan’s, 65% of the Republic of Mongolia’s claim,
94% of Nepal’s, 60% of North Korea’s, 96% of Tajikistan’s,
and 50% of Vietnam’s land claim (in sharp contrast to
Chinese [obstinance] over its maritime claims)."
“With the Soviet Union and then the Russian Federation,
successive negotiations were also concluded successfully on a roughly 50/50 basis."
The commentary concluded that"despite the bluster",
the CCP regime"certainly has given up’sacred territory’in the past."
China Seeing Numerous Strikes, Each Involving 1,000 Workers
Several strikes, each involving roughly 1,000 participants,
recently occurred in different regions in China.
On October 9 in Henan, over 1,000 workers of
Xinfei Electric went on strike.
They gathered outside the factory,
and hung banners on the factory gate.
Their banners read,"Raise our wage; We want to survive;
Only rationality can save Xinfei Electric."
On October 8-9 in Shenzhen, nearly 1,000 workers of
Fujia Electric Appliances staged strikes.
They protested low wages, work overload and overtime.
They also demanded rest from work on public holidays.
Strikes also occurred in Guangzhou by taxi cab drivers,
and workers in Xinjiang’s Weihuliang Coal Mine.
All these protestors asked for a pay raise and to set up
an independent trade union that truly protects workers’ rights.