American Tech Giants Protect Deals with ChinaAdded: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
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Peter Singer, a leading geopolitical strategist, believes that the US tech firms refrain from providing their cyberwarfare services to the Pentagon in order to avoid jeopardizing their relationship with the Chinese market.
An author and senior fellow at the New America Foundation thinktank said he saw the US and China engaged in a new cold war, which is fought partly in cyberspace. According to Singer, it includes such tactics as Chinese cyber-spies stealing secrets relating to the American military’s F-35 stealth jet to build a clone warplane. At the same time, China has complained that the United States uses its power to monitor other countries pretending to be fighting terrorism.
China’s hi-tech military capabilities have left the US with attempts to play catch-up. Peter Singer explained that in the past the government led the way with innovation and industry followed, while now it is the private sector – and this can clearly be seen in the recent hot debate over Apple’s encryption. Thus, in attempts to modernize national security operations, the US government has been trying to make contacts with Silicon Valley – for example, the Pentagon set aside $18bn to invest in next-generation technologies like guided munitions, electronic warfare and robotics. However, the US tech firms are not willing to cooperate, at least because they usually rely on China for both their supply chain and a huge customer base. While the Pentagon is trying to assure the firms that it’s only about China, those reply that it’s just too difficult to cooperate with the Pentagon because of its complicated procurement system. At the same time, any market watcher understands that the real reason is that if the tech firms embrace the government too tightly it would risk costing them the entire China market.
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