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Telecom Equipment Project by the Chinese for Taliban after 9-11
The Statesman ^ | December 9, 2001 | Raju Santhanam

Posted on 07/03/2002 7:31:13 AM PDT by honway

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To: thinden
In his book, Thomas contends that hours after the plane landed in Kabul, CIA Director George Tenet received a coded "red alert" message from Israeli Mossad agents that presented a "worst case scenario" – that China would use a surrogate, bin Laden, to attack the United States.

Thomas also claims that the head of Pakistan's intelligence service was in Washington to meet with Tenet on Sept. 11, and that he briefed Tenet that day on the links between bin Laden and China.

21 posted on 07/03/2002 9:03:02 AM PDT by honway
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http://www.afpc.org/crm/crm450.htm

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China Reform Monitor

No. 450, May 28, 2002

American Foreign Policy Council, Washington, D.C.

CIA, DOD warn of China cyber attack on U.S.; Clinton paid $250,00 for half-hour speech in China

Editor: Al Santoli May 21

The CIA has issued an alert that China is preparing a new round of exploratory cyber attacks on American defense and civilian computer networks in the U.S. and Taiwan, reports the Asia Times. The Institute for Strategic Studies, run by the U.S. Army War College, has also released a classified report on the subject as an early warning to the Defense Department, warning U.S. diplomats and law-enforcement agencies to be vigilant for attempts by Chinese student hackers to spread computer viruses to sensitive government Internet sites some time in early summer.

Three years ago, Chinese anger spilled into cyberspace to protest the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade. Chinese hackers broke into the U.S. Department of Energy's website and replaced its homepage with a note written half in English, half in Chinese, which read: "We are Chinese hackers who take no cares about politics... You have owed Chinese people a bloody debt which you must pay for. We won't stop attacking until the war stops."

Only a year ago, a successful Chinese cyber knocked out the White House's website for almost four hours. In addition, Chinese hackers defaced more than 660 sites in the U.S., according to Michael Cheek of the security firm iDefense.

U.S. cyber technologies - including surveillance, encryption, firewalls, and even viruses - have been willingly transferred to Chinese entities over the past several years. U.S. companies like Network Associates (McAfee Anti Virus) and Symantec (Norton Anti Virus), for example, gained entry to China's market by voluntarily providing China's Public Security Bureau with more than 300 computer viral strains.

"The Chinese military views cyberwarfare as a way to overcome America's superiority," claims Toshi Yoshihara, a research fellow on security issues with the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis and a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Two years ago, John Serabian, the CIA's information operations manger, revealed in written testimony presented to the Joint Economic Committee that the U.S. was indeed vulnerable to a major cyber attack from China's military - an assault which would be truly damaging interruptions to the national economy and infrastructure

22 posted on 07/03/2002 9:13:49 AM PDT by honway
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To: honway
I appreciate greatly the information you and AinTokyo are providing...I'm working and have been keeping an eye on this thread and will dig through the links later.

I'm not the least bit shocked by the China angle.
23 posted on 07/03/2002 9:28:10 AM PDT by wheezer
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To: wheezer
Thanks.

http://www.kwx.com.my/kwX/asp/joblisting/huawei02.asp

Huawei has set up over 40 branch offices worldwide. It has set up research institutes including the Silicon Valley, Bangalore, Stockholm, Moscow, Beijing and Shanghai. Huawei's products have been in application in over 40 countries, including Brazil, Germany, Kenya, Russia, Thailand, USA, etc.

Huawei also emphasizes the importance to partner with leading global players in the industry on both product development and marketing promotion. Huawei has been cooperating with Texas Instruments, IBM, Motorola, Lucent Technologies, Intel, Sun Microsystems and others

24 posted on 07/03/2002 9:30:49 AM PDT by honway
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To: AmericanInTokyo; thinden; Fred Mertz; OKCSubmariner; Wallaby; rdavis84; Ronneil
http://www.senate.gov/~gov_affairs/110701milhollin.htm

Before the Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services Committee on Governmental Affairs United States Senate November 7, 2001

There is little doubt that the present system allows American exports to endanger our security. A recent example is American transfers to Huawei Technologies, the Chinese company caught helping Iraq improve its air defenses by outfitting them with fibre optic equipment. The assistance to Iraq was not approved by the United Nations, and thus violated the international embargo.

The history of Huawei shows how American exports to China can wind up threatening our own armed forces. At about the time when this company’s help to Iraq was revealed earlier this year, Motorola had an export license application pending for permission to teach Huawei how to build high-speed switching and routing equipment – ideal for an air defense network. The equipment allows communications to be shuttled quickly across multiple transmission lines, increasing efficiency and reducing the risk from air attack.

Motorola is only the most recent example of American assistance. During the Clinton Administration, the Commerce Department allowed Huawei to buy high-performance computers worth $685,700 from Digital Equipment Corporation, worth $300,000 from IBM, worth $71,000 from Hewlett Packard and worth $38,200 from Sun Microsystems. In addition, Huawei got $500,000 worth of telecommunication equipment from Qualcomm.

Still other American firms have transferred technology to Huawei through joint operations. Last year, Lucent Technologies agreed to set up a new joint research laboratory with Huawei “as a window for technical exchange” in microelectronics. AT&T signed a series of contracts to “optimize” Huawei’s products so that, according to a Huawei vice president, Huawei can “become a serious global player.” And IBM agreed to sell Huawei switches, chips and processing technology. According to a Huawei spokesman, “collaborating with IBM will enable Huawei to...quickly deliver high-end telecommunications to our customers across the world.” Did IBM know that one of these customers might be Saddam Hussein?

As a result of deals like these, Huawei’s sales rocketed to $1.5 billion in 1999, to $2.65 billion in 2000, and are projected to reach $5 billion in 2001. These are extraordinary heights for a company that began in 1988 as a $1,000 start-up. Real growth did not begin until the mid-1990s, when American help started rolling in. Texas Instruments started its assistance in 1994, and by 1997 had set up laboratories to help Huawei train engineers and develop digital signal processing technologies. Also in 1997, Motorola and Huawei set up a joint laboratory to develop communication systems.

These exports no doubt make money for American companies, but they also threaten the lives of American pilots.

25 posted on 07/03/2002 9:39:36 AM PDT by honway
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If there is a successful cyber-attack on the U.S.,
it appears we sold the enemy the technology and the capability.
26 posted on 07/03/2002 9:42:19 AM PDT by honway
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http://www.commsdesign.com/story/OEG20011212S0024

Chinese telecom company accused of aiding Taliban

BANGALORE, India — Huawei Technologies Inc., a Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, is mired in controversy following reports that India's intelligence agencies have placed the company's Indian operations on a watch list for alleged business dealings with the Taliban, Pakistan and Iraq.

The reports quoted Indian government sources as saying that Huawei India allegedly helped supply communication surveillance equipment to Taliban forces in Afghanistan. It is also alleged to have helped upgrade Iraq's military communication systems. Another allegation had Huawei selling telecommunication gear to Pakistan, India's military rival. No further details on the precise nature of the technology supplied was available...

Huawei has close cooperation with leading Indian software companies such as Satyam Computers, Sasken and Tata Elxsi, and has completed about 20 projects with its partners. Huawei's India center develops wideband switching, mobile communications, wireless infrastructure, network management and voice-over-Internet Protocol application technologies.

The Bangalore center, Huawei's largest outside China, plays a strategic role in Huawei's ability to rapidly develop technologies and scale up its engineering processes. Launched in 1999, the center was formally opened in February of this year. It currently employs 513 workers, including 178 Chinese nationals. The remainder are Indians.

The Taliban controversy was also fueled by the fact that Huawei is known to be one of the best-paying firms for software professionals in Bangalore, a haven for software development. Unconfirmed reports indicate that Huawei pays its staff about 150 percent more than other companies here.

27 posted on 07/03/2002 9:50:24 AM PDT by honway
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To: honway
Then treason and impeachment charges for those responsible in both government and corporate America are in order. Bookmark this thread for further action. If so much as one American military personnel in the field is felled by technology that we sold an enemy, and approved by our own government, there will be hell to pay.
28 posted on 07/03/2002 9:52:40 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: honway
IF:

a) It can be proven that Huawei Technologies, a Chinese government owned-and-operated entity supported the terrorist technology infrastructure of al-Qaida or the war technology infrastructure of the Afghan Taleban from a business base in South Asia (Bangalore, Pakistan, etc), in direct oppostion to US forces; and

b) There is further evidence that Huawei Technology was predicated upon assistance in joint venture or technology transfer arrangements with US corporations; and

c) US corporations were aware of the spinoff capabilities to official US enemies but sold nevertheless; and

d) they are still doing it even eight months into the War;

then, what provisions of the "US Patriot Act", or "Trading with the Enemy", or Treason Proceedings could be leveled against such US firms, and/or Congressional hearings called and further, what specific federal government blacklist could Huawei Technologies be placed on that would forbid any US government work and/or any US corporations to have dealings with them and cease any dealings in-place?

29 posted on 07/03/2002 9:59:42 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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Which Freeper or Freepers is/are in Plano, Texas? Who is your Congressman? Is he conservative Republican? Is he aware of who is in his district? They might want to contact him with the above thread and posts included and ge a reply for the official record.

"Huawei Technologies, a leader in the international telecommunications industry with 20,000 employees and over US$ 3.2 billion in sales is currently establishing a major Research & Development facility in Plano, Texas, USA. The R&D center, FutureWei Technologies, Inc., will focus on new technology innovations, pre-study/feasibility studies of product development and product/technology strategies. Specific assignments will be in the areas of CDMA 2000, W-CDMA, optical networks, broadband networks, and ASIC design. The Texas facility is located three miles from the world famous Telecom Corridor and 10 miles from Dallas. Our employees enjoy an excellent quality of life, moderate cost of living, and no state income tax. FutureWei offers a very competitive wage and benefit package and provides an environment with an emphasis on teamwork and a strong pay for performance culture. We are actively seeking full-time/contract senior professionals and technical staff to become key members of our organization. If you are ready for the challenge and tremendous opportunities of being “on the ground floor” of this R&D facility please submit your resume with job code to recruiting1@hwusa.com."

30 posted on 07/03/2002 10:07:36 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I, for one, am interested.
31 posted on 07/03/2002 10:09:03 AM PDT by lds23
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It appears if I am not mistaken that FutureWei Enterprises (the R/D arm of Huawei Tech. in the US) is in Plano Texas Congressman Sam Johnson's district. Of course, the main US office is in San Jose. That sounds like Mike Honda (D-Cal).... Thanks for your interest!!!
32 posted on 07/03/2002 10:15:48 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo
http://www.cina.org/job/FutureWei_Current_Positions3_15_02.html

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FutureWei Technologies, Inc.
Job Openings
March 2002

The Texas facility is located three miles from the world famous Telecom Corridor and 10 miles from Dallas.

33 posted on 07/03/2002 10:16:16 AM PDT by honway
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"On Feb. 16 2001, British and U.S. warplanes attacked the air defense batteries around Baghdad in what was termed an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the underground cables laid by the Chinese company, Huawei Technologies. Huawei received $34 million for the Iraqi project."

This company was on the receiving end of British and US warplanes, and they are conducting R/D in Texas as we speak.

34 posted on 07/03/2002 10:23:22 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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About FutureWei Technologies

1700 Alma Drive, Suite 500
Plano, TX 75075, USA
Tel: +1-972-509-5599

Incorporated in 2002, FutureWei is a subsidiary wholly owned by Huawei Technologies, China's leading telecom equipment and network solutions provider. FutureWei aims to become a leading supplier of carrier class telecom equipment and low to mid-range enterprise network equipment in North America. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, FutureWei is dedicated to the research and development, sales and marketing and customer services for its owned branded and Huawei branded network equipment and solutions.

35 posted on 07/03/2002 10:24:19 AM PDT by honway
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To: AmericanInTokyo
then, what provisions of the "US Patriot Act", or "Trading with the Enemy", or Treason Proceedings could be leveled against such US firms, and/or Congressional hearings called and further, what specific federal government blacklist could Huawei Technologies be placed on that would forbid any US government work and/or any US corporations to have dealings with them and cease any dealings in-place?

If there is a cyber-attack on the U.S., hopefully an investigation will consider the Huawei/Al Qaeda link.

36 posted on 07/03/2002 10:41:03 AM PDT by honway
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To: thinden
http://www.afpc.org/crm/crm452.htm

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China Reform Monitor No. 452,

June 26, 2002
American Foreign Policy Council, Washington, D.C.

Chinese military provided training to Taliban/al Qaeda; Beijing remains world's number one weapons importer

Editor: Al Santoli June 21

U.S. intelligence has found that China's military provided training for Afghanistan's Taliban militia and elements of al Qaeda before the September 11 attacks on the United States, reports Bill Gertz in the Washington Times. The training of the Taliban forces was carried out in cooperation with Pakistan's ISI intelligence service, defense officials told the Times.

The report, and others like it, is unwelcome news for some of the pro-China analysts within the U.S. government who are pushing the Bush administration to adopt a more conciliatory posture toward the communist government in Beijing. In addition, evidence of Chinese military backing for the Taliban continues to surface. Late last month, U.S. Army Special Forces troops discovered 30 Chinese-made SA-7 surface-to-air missiles in southeastern Afghanistan. Still other intelligence reports have indicated the Chinese shipped missiles to the Taliban after September 11.

37 posted on 07/03/2002 11:16:09 AM PDT by honway
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http://www.afpc.org/crm/crm449.htm

Link May 12

China has replaced Russia as Fidel Castro's main partner for electronic espionage and other activities directed against the United States in the Western hemisphere, NewsMax.Com reports in an article that first appeared in the April 2002 American Legion Magazine. Until recently, Russia paid Castro more than $200 million annually in much-needed hard currency for use of its massive electronic spy station at Lourdes. In a surprise move, however, Russian President Vladimir Putin suddenly withdrew his support and 1,500 advisers from Cuba in the wake of the September 11th attacks on Washington and New York. Now China, which had been building its own spy stations in Cuba, has supplanted the Russians as Castro's primary electronic espionage partner. Beijing has built a sophisticated new signals intelligence complex in Bejucal, Cuba, operating under the cover of Radio China.

In addition to being used for espionage, these installations are reportedly part of a robust cyber-warfare capability Castro is developing. The FCC has stated they are capable of interfering with U.S. communications and air traffic control. In one incident originating in Cuba, the report adds, U.S. officials claim that Chinese operatives sent a message to New York air traffic control replicating U.S. military fight codes and falsely identifying themselves as U.S. military transport planes - a chilling indication of things to come.

38 posted on 07/03/2002 11:22:54 AM PDT by honway
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To: honway
http://www.afpc.org/crm/crm423.htm

January 9, 2002 China is expected to have between 75 and 100 long-range nuclear missiles pointed at the United States by 2015, roughly quadruple the current number, according to a CIA study released Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. Many of those intercontinental ballistic missiles will be on mobile launchers, helping China maintain a nuclear deterrent against the vastly larger U.S. missile force, says the report, titled "Foreign Missile Developments and the Ballistic Missile Threat Through 2015."

The Chinese military is developing three new missile systems, all of which could be fielded by 2010, the study says. The Chinese may also be able to mount multiple-independent re-entry vehicles - MIRVs - on its older silo-based missiles. These enable a single missile to launch warheads at several targets, vastly increasing potential damage.

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Why do we allow a high technology Communist Chinese company to place their headquarters in Plano, TX while China is building up the nuclear arsenal aimed at the U.S.?

About FutureWei Technologies

1700 Alma Drive, Suite 500
Plano, TX 75075, USA Tel: +1-972-509-5599

Incorporated in 2002, FutureWei is a subsidiary wholly owned by Huawei Technologies, China's leading telecom equipment and network solutions provider.

39 posted on 07/03/2002 11:39:04 AM PDT by honway
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To: AmericanInTokyo; thinden
"On July 4, 1197, Saladin (Salah al-Din) completely annihilated the 20,000-man Crusader army at the battle of the Horns of Hattin, driving the "Christians" from the Holy Land until the 20th century."

If bin-Laden is alive and if his terror network has the capability to do significant damage via a cyber-attack, I believe it will likely begin on the 4th of July.

40 posted on 07/03/2002 12:36:20 PM PDT by honway
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