Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 12:41 UTC
In the News "After facing a congressional battering over security concerns, Huawei's carrier networking group is no longer focused on the U.S. market, and instead expects to find ample business in other parts of the world." Let's all not buy Chinese-made products from Huawei so we can buy Chinese-made products from every other brand ever! That totally makes sense!
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Thu 25th Apr 2013 13:31 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

Let's all not buy Chinese-made products from Huawei so we can buy Chinese-made products from every other brand ever! That totally makes sense!


Your sarcasm implies that you consider all Chinese made products to be dodgy - which I think is a bit of stretch when you consider just how much manufacturing is done over there. Let's just take Foxconn for example, they have the likes of Apple, Nintendo, Sony and Amazon on their books. So if you're trying to tar the whole of the Chinese industry with the same brush (and let's be clear about one thing, the US government have never been able to prove their claims against Huawei to begin with. So there's a chance this whole saga is America exercising their usual paranoia towards eastern countries).

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 13:37 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I didn't mean to imply any such thing. I wanted to highlight how silly it is to ban Huawei equipment for security concerns - valid or no - only to then buy them from a non-Chinese brand which has its products made in the same factory by the same people.

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Thu 25th Apr 2013 13:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Ahh my apologies then.

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by owczi on Fri 26th Apr 2013 08:53 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
owczi Member since:
2009-11-04

Thom, it's not about where they are made or who puts them together. It's about all sorts of dodgy practices that Huawei is involved in. Maybe other vendors are as well, who knows, but in no other cases is it as obvious as here. Stolen OS code clumsily put together, stolen designs, security backdoors... I would stay miles away from their routing and telco kit. I am not American but I do work in communications. US are not the only country turning away from them.

Edited 2013-04-26 08:56 UTC

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Berend de Boer on Thu 25th Apr 2013 21:56 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
Berend de Boer Member since:
2005-10-19

Hi Laurence, that's not how I read it. Thom simply points out that we would be buying Chinese products anyway.

Given the state of computer security, I doubt that, if the Chinese were interested in some US concerns, they can get it anyway. And if the document is really hard to get, they can just ask the NY Times to print it.

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