GOOD MORNING FROM LONDON #220
The FT’s James Kynge reports that governments in Africa/Latin America + Asia are hiring Chinese tech group for cloud infrastructure + e-government services – 70 deals with 41 countries from 2006 to April 2021. The information comes from US think-tank CSIS. The technology applies to the installation of data centres, + automating administrative functions such as licensing, health care, legal records + other government processes.
CSIS states “it is clear that warnings against Huawei’s security risks are not persuading decision-makers in developing countries”
Scare stories persist that Huawei hacks the computer systems it installs. China denies the allegations +Huawei is always growing.
US/UK hopes to isolate China – make it the bad boy of international development, force it to change but is the world taking note? Some countries are – the West – but the developing world wants more of China, not less. China is on a path of progress + expansion. Each country can choose for itself; Join In or Miss Out.