COLD WAR II: China’s Plan to Break off US Allies. “There’s a reason Beijing is pressuring Canada – not the US – over Meng Wanzhou’s arrest. Australia and New Zealand could be next.”

via thediplomat:

On the issue of Huawei, China realizes that the United States has enlisted its allies to collectively encircle the Chinese high-tech company. This sets a precedent for the United States to gather allies to suppress China in other areas in the future.

The Chinese official media Global Times published a particularly stern editorial entitled “Let the country that is invading China’s interests pay the price” on December 16, 2018. saying that “for countries which do not care about China’s interests and have extraordinary behavior, China should resolutely fight back, let it pay the price, and even suffer huge losses.” Doing so, to article reasoned, “also allows other countries to understand that China is principled”:

There is a high risk in following the U.S. to harm China’s interests. This time Canada helped the United States to detain a Huawei executive, which broke the bottom line. China needs to clearly express our attitude that we do not accept Canada’s doing so. If Canada finally extradites Meng Wanzhou to the United States, Canada will certainly pay the price of the retrogression of Canada-China relations. China needs to use practical actions to show the world the consequences of Canada’s doing so.

The commentary added, “We need to select counter-targets and make those countries be beaten very painfully. We argue that in this complex game, China should focus on the Five Eye alliance countries, especially Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. They follow the United States to harm China’s interests, especially in a step-by-step manner. Their performance is radical, and they are some of the targets that China should first hit.”

We must, indeed, all hang together, or… you know the rest.

RELATED: US pursuing criminal charges against Huawei for alleged theft of trade secrets.

  • The trade secrets case involves a robotics product meant to test smartphone technology owned by T-Mobile, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • An indictment is expected soon.
  • The trade secrets case against Huawei comes at a time of heavy tensions between the U.S. and China and the arrest of Huawei’s CFO last month in Canada.

The U.S. Justice Department will pursue a criminal case against Chinese tech giant Huawei for alleged trade secrets theft, according to The Wall Street Journal .

The charges revolve around theft of trade secrets related to a robotic device called “Tappy” made by T-Mobile TMUS , which was used in testing smartphones, according to the report.

The Wall Street Journal reports an indictment is expected soon.

h/t SG

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