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(Xinhua)"America needs Huawei more than Huawei needs America," a senior executive of China's telecoms company Huawei said on Tuesday, adding that Washington's ban on its products "will hurt America in a very substantial way."

Andy Purdy, chief security officer of Huawei Technologies USA, said that about 30 percent of components of Huawei's global products come from the United States and that last year, Huawei spent US$11 billion buying technologies and components from some 130 US companies.

Without purchases by Huawei, those US companies are going to lose, which might affect 40,000 US jobs, Purdy said at a press conference held on the sidelines of the International Telecommunications Union Telecom World 2019.

The US government in May announced that it would "prohibit transactions posing an unacceptable risk" to the country by declaring a national emergency over what it claimed are technological threats, and announced restrictions on the sale and transfer of US technologies to Huawei.

However, "all these technologies have already gone through the clearance to show that they don't damage the security of the United States, that's why they are allowed to be purchased by us and sold by us worldwide," Purdy said.

Also, some 40 rural telecoms carriers in the United States and tens of thousands of rural residents would not be happy if they could no longer use Huawei equipment, which has been proved to be safe and have competitive price, Purdy added.

Meanwhile, Huawei has been incredibly successful without significant penetration of the US market, Purdy said, adding that Huawei hopes to have conversation with the United States and asks for "trust through verification."

There is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Huawei, he said. "Blocking Huawei will not make America more secure."

Because the sophistication of the malicious attackers in the cyber space and their ability to virtually hack into anybody's equipment, the mobile community needs objective and transparent standards concerning the security issue, Purdy added.

As for the components forbidden to be purchased from the United States, Yang Chaobin, president of Huawei's 5G Product Line, said that Huawei began to establish a business continuity mechanism 10 years ago.

"Huawei has a principle, that is, for any components of our products, we are not going to rely on any single supplier or any single country," said Yang.  

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That's nothing...............

U.S. officials worried about Chinese control of American drug supply

Published Thu, Sep 12 2019 • 5:55 PM EDT.cnbc


The vast majority of key ingredients for drugs that many Americans rely on are manufactured abroad, mostly in China.
Antibiotics, which turn life-threatening infections into minor nuisances, are considered the single biggest advance in modern medicine.
A leading Chinese economist gave voice to the worst fears of U.S. policymakers in March, in a speech to an annual national congress.



Antibiotics, which turn life-threatening infections into minor nuisances, are considered the biggest advance in modern medicine.

But imagine if the supply of antibiotics to the United States was suddenly cut off.





American national security officials are worried about that scenario as they come to grips with this little-understood fact: The vast majority of key ingredients for drugs that many Americans rely on are manufactured abroad, mostly in China.

As the U.S. defense establishment grows increasingly concerned about China’s potentially hostile ambitions, the pharmaceutical supply chain is receiving new scrutiny.

“If China shut the door on exports of medicines and their key ingredients and raw material, U.S. hospitals and military hospitals and clinics would cease to function within months, if not days,” said Rosemary Gibson, author of a book on the subject, “China RX.”

Or, Gibson told NBC News, China could potentially “weaponize our medicines. They can sell us medicines without any medicine in them. They can sell medicines that have lethal contaminants in it.”

Other generic drugs whose key ingredients are manufactured in China include medicines for blood pressure medicine, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and depression, Gibson says.



“We can’t make penicillin anymore,” said Gibson. “The last penicillin plant in the United States closed in 2004.”

A Chinese manipulation of drug ingredients or supply may seem like a fairly remote possibility. A state-run Chinese paper said this week that there’s little chance the government would deliberately harm Americans by cutting off the flow of antibiotics.

But as the Trump administration’s trade war with China heats up, a leading Chinese economist gave voice to the worst fears of U.S. policymakers in March, in a speech to an annual national congress.

“China is the world’s largest exporter of vitamins and antibiotic raw materials,” he said, according to an NBC News translation. “Once the export is reduced, the medical systems of some developed countries will not work.”

The Pentagon has noticed.

“The national security risks of increased Chinese dominance of the global API market cannot be overstated,” Christopher Priest, the acting deputy assistant director for health care operations and Tricare for the Defense Health Agency, told a U.S.-China advisory panel last month in Washington.

The Defense Health Agency provides health care and prescription drugs to the military.

Priest told the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission that the White House National Security Council is trying to identify medications most at risk if the Chinese decide to use drug supply as a weapon. An NSC spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.


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"Blocking Huawei will not make America more secure." But it won't make America less secure either.

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If  US needs Huawei than Huawei needs US, so be it!

Let Huawei stays out of US for good!


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GhostBuster Post time: 2019-9-14 16:21
If  US needs Huawei than Huawei needs US, so be it!

Let Huawei stays out of US for good!

Great, then you must happily accept the US government's refusal to accept many aspects of Huawei's technology. The same ban is being applied by other countries around the world - clearly they don't need Huawei either.

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