Who Would have Believed that Chinese Students would be Stealing IP for Mother China? By James Reed
My brother sent me this shocker, that Chinese students are actually stealing IP for mother China. I simply can’t believe it.
“It’s a silent war that has been waged for centuries: the theft of technological secrets. But it’s entered a new era, with allegations China’s rapid rise is being built on the back of students being sent across the world to steal intellectual property. That’s the allegation contained in a new report from US intelligence agencies presented to the US Senate. “We assess that China’s intelligence services will exploit the openness of American society, especially academia and the scientific community, using a variety of means,” reads its latest World Wide Threat Assessment. It’s not the first time the warning has been made against China’s quest to leapfrog the West as a technological world leader. But it represents a new sense of urgency after Beijing’s rapid advancement in military technology, surveillance and artificial-intelligence — among others. And it’s done this without resorting to traditional espionage techniques, the report says. Former CIA officer Joe Augustyn told CNN that, instead of using trained spies, Beijing has exploited the vulnerabilities of its international student populations to act as “access agents” or “covert influencers”. And the US alone allows some 350,000 new Chinese students into its institutions every year.”
Well, why shouldn’t these students take IP secrets? After all, we are a part of Asia, and what better way of becoming a total part of Asia, than to lose all of that science technology and money, and promote China’s rise to number one? If Chinese students are a problem, then what happens in the coming US/China war? My position is that since Whites are almost a minority now in Australia, and probably will be in a couple days, then it would be natural for Australia to become part of China, getting rid of all those pesky things like the constitution, English language and the like. Nothing has been done about immigration, despite decades of screaming, so it is time to follow all of this where it leads. After all, how can one be a part of Asia without breaking the whole basket of eggs to make the omelette, or better, Ramen egg. Delicious!
This claim of piracy is almost as incredible as the one that China is not playing the free trade game by the rules:
“Intellectual property theft: Crucial to China’s brand of mercantilism is intellectual property theft on a breathtaking scale. President Trump’s National Security Strategy identified IP theft as one of the primary threats to American national security and our competitive strength in the global economy. Former Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair and former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander captured the scale of China’s banditry for the New York Times in August 2017:
Chinese companies, with the encouragement of official Chinese policy and often the active participation of government personnel, have been pillaging the intellectual property of American companies. All together, intellectual-property theft costs America up to $600 billion a year, the greatest transfer of wealth in history. China accounts for most of that loss. Intellectual-property theft covers a wide spectrum: counterfeiting American fashion designs, pirating movies and video games, patent infringement, and stealing proprietary technology and software. This assault saps economic growth, costs Americans jobs, weakens our military capability, and undercuts a key American competitive advantage — innovation. Chinese companies have stolen trade secrets from virtually every sector of the American economy: automobiles, auto tires, aviation, chemicals, consumer electronics, electronic trading, industrial software, biotech, and pharmaceuticals. Last year, U.S. Steel accused Chinese hackers of stealing trade secrets related to the production of lightweight steel, then turning them over to Chinese steelmakers. Some of these thefts are outright pillage, aided and abetted by China’s famously weak intellectual property laws – a situation President Donald Trump appears to have pressured Beijing into correcting at long last, assuming the laws recently considered by the National People’s Congress are passed and the Chinese bureaucracy actually enforces them.
Much of China’s intellectual property theft is, however, entirely legal and actively aided by the Chinese government. Sometimes foreign companies are required to hand over technology as a condition of doing business in China. Other times they are forced into “partnerships” with Chinese companies that copy their designs and appropriate their proprietary data. Chinese military and intelligence agencies insist on intrusive “security reviews” of foreign technology that look suspiciously like Chinese government agents making copies of inbound trade secrets. The prospect of suffering through these intrusive inspections intimidates some overseas competitors out of entering China’s vast marketplace, which is not a bad consolation prize for protected indigenous industries. Such forced technology transfers account for at least half of the economic damage inflicted upon U.S. companies every year by Chinese intellectual property theft. The central government in Beijing insists these practices are officially frowned upon and forced transfers would be the work of rogue local agencies if they were happening at all, which they aren’t. The national government is currently pretending to frown harder in order to placate the Trump administration.”
Free trade is simply amazing, and we are truly fortunate that China is now leading the world in this, in preparation for China’s coming 1,000,000-year rule, during which time, it will no doubt ascend to true godhood: