American technology giants such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and Cisco are all featured in this report.
A UK-based website has published a report showing that US companies including Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and Cisco are selling products that help facilitate the national surveillance program. of China. The report highlights current sensitivities and controls over trade and technology flows between the two countries.

The report, titled China's Surveillance State: A Global Project, was researched by doctoral candidates Valentin Weber and Vasilis Ververis with funding. from

The business of selling US technology equipment to China is still legal, except for US-origin technologies that have been blacklisted by the US Department of Commerce. In addition, China has also committed in its WTO accession agreement that it will treat domestic and foreign enterprises equally with regard to government procurement processes.

However, China has long tried to reduce the use of external products for sensitive systems, especially after Edward Snowden revealed the secret PRISM scheme of the National Security Agency. US technology companies in 2013. At the same time, US technology companies are under greater pressure to check whether their products sold to China are related to state infrastructure and surveillance. of China in the future or not.

The report lists a case where US technology company Intel sold core processors to an airport in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

Airports across China are using servers with Intel processors. For example, Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou made very specific requirements in its 2020 procurement document that the server be equipped with an Intel i5-900 processor.

Global technology companies are continuing to have to adapt to the growing friction between Beijing and Washington, navigating constant dangers including government policy positions, related regulations and regulations. ever-changing and alleged complicity in potential human rights violations.

This tech report also examines the growing overseas reach of Chinese tech companies, uncovering at least 14 Chinese companies involved in China's Golden Shield Project. , an upgrade of the country's policy and monitoring system, works internationally.

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