reedak Post time 2019-2-26 10:46:41

The enemy retreats, we pursue

1.  The following are excerpts from Diane Bartz's February 25, 2019 news report headlined "U.S. senators press for Huawei to be excluded from solar power market".

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of senators on Monday urged the U.S. government to block Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying solar energy generators just as it has acted to keep the Chinese giant out of the U.S. telecommunications network.

The 11 lawmakers urged the Department of Homeland Security and the Energy Department to prevent Huawei from providing solar inverters, which convert solar energy to power that is usable on power grids for U.S. energy companies.

“Both large-scale photovoltaic systems and those used by homeowners, school districts, and businesses are equally vulnerable to cyberattacks. Our federal government should consider a ban on the use of Huawei inverters in the United States,” the lawmakers said in a letter....

Huawei is a relatively recent entrant to the U.S. power market, but has developed a new generation of low-cost solar inverters, which convert, manage and monitor energy produced by solar panels for home use.

The United States has sought to exclude Huawei from providing equipment like routers and switches to U.S. telecommunications companies, and has accused the firm of conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran and stealing U.S. technology.  (End excerpts)

2(a)  As time goes on, it is obvious and rather ironical that the US is using ancient Chinese war tactics and Mao's guerrilla tactics in its trade war with China.  While Donald Trump raised the prospect of signing a trade deal with his Chinese counterpart at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, some US lawmakers were calling for a ban on Huawei-made solar technology.  In addition, two US Navy ships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on (Monday) February 25 -- the fifth time in eight months of such gunboat diplomacy.

This is the ancient Chinese war tactics of "making a feint to the east and strike in the west.” (声东击西)

2(b)  After arresting the Huawei CFO in Canada, the US succeeded to get some of its allies to ban the Chinese company from building their next-generation computer and phone networks.  The US keeps pressing for more advantages after extracting some concessions from its trade talks with China.  It looks like US assaults on Huawei and other Chinese high-tech companies will NEVER END.

In the words of Mao's own dictum:  "The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy holds, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue."

2(c)  Don't expect the US and China to "live happily together ever after" even if there is a "signing summit" between the two leaders.  There will be many more "signing summits" or even countless "signing summits" between the two countries.

Just keep this in mind:  "An army's final aim is simply to reduce or destroy the enemy's fighting strength."  The US aims to wreck the Chinese economy by destroying its high-tech industry.

Source:  reutersdotcom

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