I can imagine its difficult to come up with a clever paradigm to frame a column or two every week for the NYT. However, I do not quite get "the national security threat" in Chinese company ZTE. Disclaimer: I use a ZTE phone. Cheap AND a solid product.
ZTE is accused of distributing phones with US "high tech" components to "sanctioned" regimes. I have no idea what this means, or what the national security threat is. However I do know, from working in software for half a worklife, that if there are security features in the components, they were certainly designed by the US to hack info in other countries, and into the communications of its own citizens.
Everything on the Internet is hackable with sufficient effort That's not likely to ever change.
I am unconvinced by K's memes today. And, in general, China bashing in the name of national security is most likely a cover for another Trump crime. Everything he says, I assume the opposite is more likely true
Trump's Manchurian Trade Policy
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