Is the US shooting itself in the foot by banning Huawei?

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  1. Jono
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    In a paradoxical way America's fierce suppression of Huawei serves as a strong advertisement for free of Huawei's technological prowess.
    the average global citizen who has hitherto never heard of Huawei must now be wondering whether he or she should get a Huawei cell phone asap. If it takes Uncle Sam that much effort to go against this company, then it must be really goooooodd.
     
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    their advertising slogan should be "our products are so damn good that even the US govt want to shut us down!''
     
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    American fear of Huawei is born out of their lack of leverage and inability to hack, infiltrate and spy on Huawei's network. Huawei had been badmouthed so many times that they probably have the most secure network today and even Americans cannot infiltrate their network. America after all is the world leader in hacking, espionage, bullying and election meddler, things that they like to accuse others of doing.

    If I wanted to keep my communication secure, I would be better off using Huawei than any American owned network.
     
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    my next Cell phone will be a Huawei for sure, but I am waiting for their 5G phones to debut.
    My son is asking for an I-phone, and my wife answers " not with our money ". :D
     
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    I don't think I'm qualified in recommend any particular publications you should read. (You're not my students nor should I treat you like one).
    I simply stated my opinion and experiences couple with my own point of view regarding what I considered the TE magazine as not worth reading.
    In fact, ever since my student days studying economics. My sister has seen fit to subscribe the TE for my reading. (She see it as her duty to help her brother. Typical chinese cultrual). And that continues to this day whenever she gets a good deal on it. (See attached photos of my recent collection).
    I haven't got heart to tell her not too bothered. So this lot will go to the local doctors surgery! Lol
     

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    I think The Economist is a good publication. But you always have to take into account that their main political line is liberalism and global free trade.
    They take that as their mantra even if with contrary proof. But they at least properly examine events contradictory to their political line. Even if these do not fit their mindset.

    So in that regard they are one step above other mainstream economic publications IMHO.
     
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    Yes but problems is they have an agenda and a particular audience. So the standard of journalism is compromised.

    As a student, our tutors recommend economic review. It's a bit more technical and less political.
     
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    Highly recommended, from my own experience of using Huawei phones and tablets.

    Although I am going to have the opportunity to check out a Xiaomi. Personally if you want my suggestion the best phone for the bucks today is the Pocophone F1, which is a Xiaomi subbrand.
     
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    I don't know where to put this post. So I'll attached it to my previous post regarding propoganda and western MSM in general.
    So MOD please feel free to move it.

    I just recently saw this on TV. Mike Pence giving a press briefing about situation in Venezuela. And in answering what US should do about Venezuela.
    He said, and I quote "ALL options are on the table" note the capital for ALL!
    Now no one bat an eyelid from that statement? No press condemn that remark!
    Mmmm. Is it because of the Monroe doctrine??
    Or is it because we have been soften up through the years that if the US decide to invade another country it just another day!
    Now let's supposed we change Mike Pence for Xie jinpin. And Venezuela for Taiwan/SCS.
    I wonder what the "free press" would say about that. Wait, I wouldn't need to. I already seen it when Xie gave a speech regarding unification, peaceful and reserve the right of force if need be.
    The speech was first taken out of context by leaving out the peaceful unification bit! Then reported world wide, and roundly condemned. And put it as another example of authoritarian government wanting to over throw a democratic one. Etc.
    Venezuela anyone?
     
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    don't worry, just tell us what are your sources which don't make you shiver as The Economist Monday at 8:56 PM
    (perhaps Xinhua, People's Daily, ...?)
     

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