Hong Kong's "South China Morning Post" article on December 29, the original question: Why is the United States always suspicious of Chinese-made mobile phones, drones and drugs? It has nothing to do with "national security", only self-esteem because of injury.
When we welcome global trade, we know that there are various risks, but we choose not to let them affect our business and life. But some people find the risk terrible, and every corner is a foreign ghost. It is true that we need to be vigilant against the threat of terrorism, but after a comprehensive assessment, we will conclude that whether it is our business or personal life, the main threat is domestic, not the plot of foreign spies or foreign companies.
Most worrisome is that the US government has used a Cold War law as a trade weapon to exclude foreign companies under the pretext of "national security" in recent years. The WTO agreement allows any economy to erect trade barriers on the grounds of national security threats-but no country dared to open this "Pandora's box" before the United States took action three years ago.
After some initial moves, the U.S. national security provisions became a means of targeting China. The first is a series of measures to ban and exclude Huawei. In the absence of evidence, the US defense and intelligence agencies have told us that this Chinese company has the ability to develop a system "back door", and we should believe them. The United States is too proud to acknowledge the fact that Huawei can manufacture much lower-priced high-tech products and the fact that it may be three or five years ahead in developing 5G telecommunications infrastructure.
Recently, in response to China's DJI innovation and technology company, the United States has again pressed the national security emergency button. Before the rise of DJI, drones were often exclusively military. DJI drones are taking the world by storm today, making about 75% of consumer and commercial drones worldwide. No one has thought of this market in 10 years. When the U.S. police and fire departments purchased DJI drones, the U.S. military was scared. As a U.S. competitor in the drone market puts it, "Los Angeles and other governments don't have to buy a million dollar helicopter, they can buy $ 1,000 or $ 25,000." There are about 450,000 drones in the United States A considerable part came from DJI until the US Navy issued a memo in 2017. Interestingly, the report did not attack DJI at the time-but in just two years, it became a threat to US national security. As with banning Huawei, the United States is too proud to admit that DJI can make very cheap high-tech products.
Suspicion about China is spreading: Today, every Chinese professor or researcher has become a potential intellectual property stealer, and every Chinese entrepreneur is suspected to be under the control of intelligence agencies. Recently, even the antipyretics ibuprofen and acetaminophen exported by China can be regarded as a threat to the national security of the United States. What is worrying is that "national security" has now become a tool used by the current US government to deliberately provoke suspicion, but it lacks a reliable factual basis. Now that the Pandora's Box is open, the free and open trade that has contributed significantly to growth over the past 40 years is at stake, unless someone finds a way to close the box. (Author: David Dodwell, translated by Qiao Heng)