Huawei's Military Links Raise Concerns In India

from the we-want-you-as-a-new-recruit dept

Chinese telecom upstart Huawei, which has had a hard time breaking into some markets for cultural reasons, has hit a new barrier in India. Om Malik reports the company's ties to the Chinese government and military are seen as a threat to India's strategic telecommunications network -- a big enough threat that the Indian government has put a hold on Huawei's operations there. Huawei has strong ties to China's government and military, as its founder is a former army officer whose background helped the company win military contracts during its early years. These connections could become a bigger factor as the company works to break into more western markets, as evidenced by previous deals with Chinese companies that got hung up by political or security concerns.

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    dorpus, 20 Aug 2005 @ 9:25pm

    Racism As a Growth Industry

    Will the 21st century see the proliferation of new hatreds, new store signs telling people of particular nationalities to stay out? Maybe cities throughout the world will have signs in many languages telling undesirable races to stay out.

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