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Secrets of Madame Man. In the trade war with China, the Americans turned to the individual

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In one of the Moscow offices of Huawei Technologies, located at the intersection of the ISC with Altufevskoe highway, the windows do not go out until late. However, questions about the situation with the financial director of Meng Wanzhou there are refused to answer, citing the fact that this is a matter of the central office of the corporation. No comment and reports that her husband had already offered for the release of Ms. Meng pledge in 11 million dollars.




Meng Wanzhou was detained in Canada, without any specific charges being brought, but only on suspicion of making Huawei's funds transfer to Iran, Sudan and Libya. And this is a direct violation of the American sanctions from among those that were introduced quite recently. Canada was chosen as a place of detention clearly not by chance, since it was in this country that Huawei Technologies had already managed to settle in such a way that it was pushing its competitors down, first and foremost the American Apple.

The 10 percent increase in foreign trade with China, noted already this year, clearly indicates that the Chinese are ready to turn the northern neighbor of the United States into a kind of foothold in the ongoing trade war. But if it were only a question of Chinese expansion, the Americans could very well confine themselves to fines and duties. By arranging something like a demonstrative whipping, the United States actually admits that it is clearly concerned about the impudent assassination of a global rival for the sacred: their leadership in high technology.

Americans have always had serious claims to Chinese firms operating in the IT field. They were earlier much wider than the violation of any regular sanctions there. Even against Iran, from which the US has been making the enemy more abruptly than Russia for several years now. First of all, Americans are concerned about the violation of intellectual property rights, as well as industrial and cyber espionage. However, for the sake of filling the consumer market, all this can somehow be tolerated, but only as long as it does not touch something global. And today we are talking about which companies will be allowed by America to create networks of the fifth generation, both for peaceful and for military purposes.

Huawei Technologies Corporation is not just one of the world leaders in the field of communications and telecommunications. It is actually the first in the world to transfer those fifth-generation communication technologies, called 5G, from the sphere of development to the sphere of real services. These technologies are significantly ahead of the modern level of mobile communications in North America, and not only. On the basis of 5G networks, it is possible to talk about creating the technical basis for a real transition to a fully digital economy. And in fact this is done by the Chinese not just anywhere, but near the USA.

However, to punish Canada for cooperation with China is generally a bad form, and somehow unpatriotic with respect to a neighbor, whom the US has always considered and considered to be “tame” or “pocket”. So, it is time to punish China, and in a war, even a trading one, it seems that all means are good. And yet, after the Americans managed to pull up five more countries to the measures against Huawei Technologies, the corresponding go-ahead to Canadians from Washington was not given immediately. And the Canadian law-enforcers didn’t take it right away, although Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not deny that he was informed of the detention of Meng Wanzhou. Even now in Canada, the Chinese top manager is not in a hurry to extradite the Chinese top manager to the United States.

Secrets of Madame Man. In the trade war with China, the Americans turned to the individual


The result was that the arrest of Madame Man happened when a little more than a week had passed since the day the United States and China concluded a three-month truce in a trade war. Thanks to him, the American side will not introduce 25-percentage duties on Chinese imports. It was at least about 200 billions of dollars that would have to migrate from the Chinese treasury to the US. Such a massive violation of the established balance could shy away all over world trade, as the UN General Assembly would not have helped.

And suddenly this. With the first response to the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, China did not hesitate to ban all outdated Apple models from being sold in the country at once. But then everything can take a much more serious character, since this kind of personal transition of Americans is too indicative. Today, the whole world has learned that Ms. Financial Director is the daughter of Ren Zhengfei. He is not only the founder of Huawei Technologies, but also one of the high-ranking functionaries of the Chinese Communist Party.

A hostage of such a level may seem to someone a weighty argument in the current confrontation, especially since this is the very case when there is no smoke without fire. But in business ethics, such operations are all the more considered a bad form. Too many rights they give the opponent in terms of asymmetric response actions. For the time being, China is only putting pressure on Canada, for which an expanded trade and economic agreement with the PRC is threatened. And on the other hand, Canadians have to endure no less powerful pressure from the Washington administration.

The situation with Maine Wanzhou gives a piquancy to the fact that the Canadians were officially given a wake from Washington to arrest her because of the violation of the sanctions that were recently introduced - in August 2018, and corrected in November. But at the same time, the period of illegal actions of the Chinese electronic giant, who so worried about the American sanctioners, has been affecting the concern’s activities since the 2016 year. And then there were simply no sanctions against Iran, as well as against Libya and Sudan, concerning the sphere of IT-technologies.

Donald Trump, whom for some reason everyone counts as a pragmatist, declaring a trade war to China, most likely hoped that goods from the Celestial can be found if not worthy, then certainly a cheaper replacement. In fact, everything turned out to be much worse - almost all consumer products from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and even Taiwan, in fact, this is all the same China, pereshity or simply with competently re-glued labels. But at the same time almost everything that could be brought under sanctions, impose excessive duties, completely banned for sale, one way or another will be tied to China. Licenses, stolen technologies, equity shares. So the modern world is arranged.

In general, Americans without Chinese goods are no life. In addition, now everyone understands - you hit Russia or Iran, you hit it on your own. And from this already, as from the fall, not to hide, not to hide. Sanctions in any form they regularly cling to "their", for example, the same Europeans, so much so that Trump and Co. constantly have to make exceptions, reservations, give some deadlines for correction. And if Iran can still be punished for selling oil, then with Russian gas and the same oil this is clearly not going to work.

With China, it is even worse — wherever you go, a wedge is everywhere, right down to the strategic needs of the United States. But Madame Chief Financial Officer, obviously, therefore, got hooked, because the Americans have something to offer the Pentagon instead of Huawei Technologies products. In response to her arrest in China, as we see, they did not sit in the trenches. Although it is clear that the Chinese without the US market will have a hard time. But less than a week, a court in China banned Apple from selling old iPhone models.

The reason for such a “timely” decision was a complaint from Qualcomm, which is engaged in the production of chips, which in fact was filed last year in 2017. The document is now dragged into the light of day, recalling that Qualcomm accuses an American competitor of patent infringement, which has always been considered, if not a prerogative, then the Chinese hobby. Following this, there was information that a partner of Huawei, the company Menpad from Shenzhen, which produces LCD screens and electronic components, imposed fines for employees who buy Apple smartphones.

However, compared with the actions of the American side, all this still looks like mosquito bites, especially since in parallel with this, China suddenly went back on track in the issue of duties on American cars. It is possible that in reality it is just the preparation of a real response. Or the desire of the Chinese side to give the opponent an opportunity to come to their senses in time, somehow mitigating the situation, or maybe completely let it go on the brakes.

It remains to be recalled that a few days ago, in the very Moscow office of Huawei Technologies, with undisguised enthusiasm, commented on the very agreements reached by American President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping on December 1. I wonder how the US will put up with China now after the Chinese have responded with a blow to blow? But it will have to be reconciled in any case, even if for the sake of this it is necessary to abandon the services of the WTO and do not care about GATT - a multi-year agreement on tariffs and trade, which operates in modern edition with 1994 of the year, and in total - as much as 1947.

The Supreme Court of the Canadian province of British Columbia released on the security of the financial director of the Chinese company Huawei Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Vancouver in early December. It is reported by Bloomberg.
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  1. andrewkor
    andrewkor 12 December 2018 05: 51
    +6
    About the agreement with the USA: the gentlemen, the owners of their word, wanted to give their word, they wanted to return back! And it’s not the Amersa Jadelmen who are descendants of pirates of robbers, scum from all over the World!
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 13 December 2018 10: 04
      0
      Gentlemen ended when the Anglo-Saxons invaded the territory of the American continent.
  2. Conductor
    Conductor 12 December 2018 06: 09
    +4
    About the rampant digitalization of the economy, something similar to the race of battleships in the period between the PVM and WWII, who can all stand battleships, and then what happens is Taranto, Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the Prince of Wales and Ripals, and Bismarck, too, by aviation (and against Bismarck and the string bags acted as a guarantee), maybe you shouldn't rely on a figure like that, otherwise no one canceled the power outage.
    1. Cat Kuzya
      Cat Kuzya 12 December 2018 08: 56
      -6
      Yes, yes, I will never tire of repeating that the accounts and the Phoenix adding machine should continue to "rule" in the accounting department and in the economy, in general ... in the Russian economy ... otherwise, you know, war, power outages and all that ...
      1. Conductor
        Conductor 12 December 2018 10: 07
        +6
        I’ll tell you a terrible secret, and steam locomotives and gigs are in reserve and your digital cameras are with gadgets, in which case, I just don’t know the digital replenishment of the infantry or the army’s labor.
    2. Mih1974
      Mih1974 13 December 2018 00: 52
      +1
      You write stupidity and alas, you yourself are not able to realize this.
      Well, let's say "alternatively developed" for mm: here you go to the store, buy different products there, and you were never surprised that in stores, especially retailers, there are always fresh meat and fruits, vegetables and fish, and in general the word "deficiency" is forgotten as a perch of the past? No, I'm not talking about cases when they sell overdue ki, this is just a violation of what I'm talking about now, I'm talking about the digital "universe" of such huge companies, when there are huge plans, traffic patterns from trains or ships to individual cars delivering 100 200 cl of products to the final store. And all this works in "real time", is processed and taken into account. And you have noticed for a long time how people are already paying not only with a card, but also some people are transferring from mobile phones, how do you think discount cards of markets are already moving into digital format (to mobile phones). Yes, many of us have even ceased to understand that they are essentially "chipped", that is, having a personal mobile phone they are EVERYWHERE with him, which means we are all "on a leash". And now a few scary facts - CX is already being digitalized, but those who are not involved in this simply do not know, and believe me, the one who is "retrograde" or stupid - he simply cannot go broke and cannot resist digital food production. It sounds ridiculous, but here your livestock will get sick more often, the harvest there will be worse - and now you are bankrupt against the background of your neighbor dug by all sorts of sensors and accounting and control systems.
      Further more - we have long been accustomed to "one window" and even more so "print yourself a train ticket", that forgive me a retrograde born in the USSR then sounded like a 100% ticket to a crazy house.
      I can’t even evaluate WHAT 5th generation networks can give, there seems to be an opportunity to send now insane amounts of data that will allow the introduction of all sorts of different things that are already there, but the networks cannot shove it. Not to mention what else people come up with. Therefore, to reject the importance of digital technology is tantamount to rejecting firearms at the time of their use on the battlefield fool - this is a spitting suicide. By the way, our lagging behind in this topic is essentially a sentence, we can really soon get to the level of the raw materials colony of the winner of the China / USA battle.
  3. Conductor
    Conductor 12 December 2018 06: 10
    0
    And the actions of the United States, ordinary gangsters.
    1. Professor
      Professor 12 December 2018 08: 09
      -8
      Quote: Conductor
      And the actions of the United States, ordinary gangsters.

      Do you have examples or the main slogan to put?
      Americans are gangsters, but it’s honest Chinese who steal American technology insolently and copy everything and everything.
      The Americans are gangsters, but it is the honest Chinese who impose a 40% tax on every car imported into China, but they shout "it's not fair" when the Americans threaten to impose a tax (ATTENTION !!!) of 25% on Chinese cars imported into the United States.
      There are a lot of such examples.

      About Madame. It's simple, if you want to work with the United States and visit North America, please be so kind as not to violate the sanctions imposed by the United States. You do not want? Then trade with Iran, but do not be offended by the United States.
      1. invisibility
        invisibility 12 December 2018 08: 46
        +9
        About Madame. It's simple, if you want to work with the United States and visit North America, please be so kind as not to violate the sanctions imposed by the United States. You do not want? Then trade with Iran, but do not be offended by the United States.

        Strange logic ... A Chinese citizen was arrested in Canada for allegedly violating sanctions against Iran .. Work with the United States and visit North America !!! Do not trifle, you can’t visit the whole world already!
        Competition and democracy in action.
        And yet, professor ... I’ll tell you a secret, only you don’t lol The whole world is stealing, and technology and brains.
        The United States steals no less than the Chinese ..
        1. Professor
          Professor 12 December 2018 09: 05
          -6
          Quote: invisible
          Strange logic ... A Chinese citizen was arrested in Canada for allegedly violating sanctions against Iran .. Work with the United States and visit North America !!! Do not trifle, you can’t visit the whole world already!

          Iran and Russia are possible.

          Quote: invisible
          Competition and democracy in action.

          The Chinese are the last to open their mouths about competition and democracy.

          Quote: invisible
          The United States steals no less than the Chinese ..

          For example?
          1. invisibility
            invisibility 12 December 2018 09: 14
            +7
            Quote: Professor
            For example?

            Not much straining ....
            Kalashnikov assault rifle, RPG 7, blood plasma preparation ..
            1. Professor
              Professor 12 December 2018 10: 53
              -1
              Quote: invisible
              Quote: Professor
              For example?

              Not much straining ....
              Kalashnikov assault rifle, RPG 7, blood plasma preparation ..

              Don't disgrace yourself, sir. Otherwise, I'll ask for the numbers of patents for the Kalashnikov assault rifle, RPG 7, blood plasma preparation ... and you will sit in a puddle. Moreover, even if a patent was registered on the AK-47 (according to your "copyright certificate"), then its validity period is limited to only 25 years. That is, already in 1972, anyone could absolutely legally produce the AK-47.

              Quote: BAI
              Iran and Russia are possible.

              Would she be arrested in Israel?

              Difficult to answer. request

              Quote: BerBer
              I will add - the first pentiums were made according to the architecture of our "Elbrus". That is, they were simply stolen.

              Docs to the studio.

              Quote: Conductor
              dear. and who transferred production to China? What prevented the US from blocking access to cheap whale goods?

              The US blame is that it was too late to respond. No more.
              1. invisibility
                invisibility 12 December 2018 12: 34
                +1
                Quote: Professor
                Do not disgrace, sir.

                Professor, please do not engage in verbiage!
                Notice those, I do not blame those who could steal, cheat, take advantage of loopholes in the law, etc. Can you? Honor and praise! The whole world lives like this. You are trying to say that there are white and fluffy ... With patent numbers.
                1. Professor
                  Professor 12 December 2018 12: 56
                  -2
                  Quote: invisible
                  Quote: Professor
                  Do not disgrace, sir.

                  Professor, please do not engage in verbiage!
                  Notice those, I do not blame those who could steal, cheat, take advantage of loopholes in the law, etc. Can you? Honor and praise! The whole world lives like this. You are trying to say that there are white and fluffy ... With patent numbers.

                  Do not confuse a member with a finger pliz. AK-47 was not copied by any USA at the time when a patent could exist on it, while China is insolently spitting on CURRENT patents.
                  1. invisibility
                    invisibility 12 December 2018 13: 28
                    +1
                    Quote: Professor
                    here China is blatantly spitting on EXISTING patents.

                    Good. Your turn. Examples.
                    1. Professor
                      Professor 12 December 2018 20: 36
                      +1
                      Quote: invisible
                      Quote: Professor
                      here China is blatantly spitting on EXISTING patents.

                      Good. Your turn. Examples.

                      What area are you from?
                  2. Avior
                    Avior 14 December 2018 12: 08
                    0
                    there was no patent on Ak-47 and could not be; there are borrowed decisions
          2. BAI
            BAI 12 December 2018 09: 28
            0
            Iran and Russia are possible.

            Would she be arrested in Israel?
            1. Mestny
              Mestny 12 December 2018 09: 46
              +5
              Should the US Need It?
              Certainly.
              She would even be eaten with giblets, if it were necessary for the United States.
              Are they destroying civilians along with children and women for this reason? And here - just some kind of Chinese leader.
          3. Berber
            Berber 12 December 2018 10: 13
            +1
            I will add - the first pentiums were made according to the architecture of our "Elbrus". That is, they were simply stolen.
      2. Conductor
        Conductor 12 December 2018 10: 09
        +2
        dear. and who transferred production to China? What prevented the US from blocking access to cheap whale goods?
  4. svp67
    svp67 12 December 2018 06: 13
    +12
    With the first response to the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, China did not hesitate, prohibiting the sale of all outdated Apple models in the country at once.
    A Canadian citizen, a former diplomat, was detained in China. More and more "answers"
    1. Mar.Tirah
      Mar.Tirah 12 December 2018 07: 03
      +10
      Quote: svp67
      Canadian citizen detained in China

      Honor and praise. China has the courage to respond appropriately, unlike the Kremlin’s associates, who are tied with foreign accounts, and real estate.
      1. svp67
        svp67 12 December 2018 07: 09
        +2
        Quote: Mar. Tira
        China has the courage to respond adequately, unlike the Kremlin’s counterparts, which are tied to foreign accounts, and real estate.

        Sorry, but too biased. How long has China become so bold? Maybe you should remember when and why the phrase appeared, count "ma'am" - "1001 Chinese warning"
        1. Mar.Tirah
          Mar.Tirah 12 December 2018 07: 46
          +4
          Quote: svp67
          overly biased.

          No matter how much! The dragon has been gaining strength over the past five years, and everyone already feels it, including Russia. And you don’t even need to talk about Canada. It will crush it and not choke on it. And they realized this by releasing Meng Wanzhou on bail, even despite the objections of the United States, she will leave immediately and the lawsuits are likely to end with nothing, or some sort of secret agreement of the parties?
          1. NordUral
            NordUral 12 December 2018 10: 56
            -1
            Canada, what can we do with it, let it be swallowed. But this Dragon under our side and quiet glanders occupies with the help of thieves' power.
        2. gsev
          gsev 12 December 2018 14: 26
          +3
          Quote: svp67
          How long has China become so bold?

          In his memoirs, Peng De Hui quotes his counterpart as saying "I am the first general in US history who entered into a peace agreement with the enemy without winning a victory." This is 1953. But some believe from the most accurate Chinese shot that killed John Birch in 1945 and in the bud ended the US intervention in China.
    2. Gray brother
      Gray brother 12 December 2018 07: 41
      +5
      Quote: svp67
      Canadian citizen detained in China

      The Chinese are great, not that our "we are not."
      1. gsev
        gsev 12 December 2018 14: 29
        0
        Quote: Gray Brother
        The Chinese are great, not that our "we are not."

        We look forward to making a deposit for this diplomat. Chinese money deposited for Ms. Meng just should be enough.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 12 December 2018 06: 57
    +2
    That's right, there are interests, financial. There should have been a brawl!
    A boom to look at, and there and there the financial resource and others are not weak, commensurate!
    Top figures were hooked, so this is either just the beginning, or .... yes, her FIG knows how it will go!
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 12 December 2018 07: 25
      +2
      And our senator Kerimov was arrested .... And released ....
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 12 December 2018 08: 07
        +4
        Whether there will still be oh-oh-oh!
        Our people do not go to the Bahamas! And who travels, this is not all and not quite ours!
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 12 December 2018 08: 09
          +4
          Our only go to Phuket ..... And then they can not return!
      2. NordUral
        NordUral 12 December 2018 10: 41
        0
        We talked well and let go of a good man.
  6. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill 12 December 2018 09: 19
    -4
    Huawei violated sanctions and stole technology. In the US, Huawei is under a lot of pressure, in fact, it is simply knocked out as they can.
    And I never liked their phones. I have not watched my friend recently, I took Huawei Mate 6.1 Lite instead of Nokio 20. Now he does not return the device, as a technically sophisticated device.
    And I think that Huawei is not so little deceived people with their Kirin, which is supposedly better than Snap.
    1. Mestny
      Mestny 12 December 2018 09: 49
      +3
      Well, if a lot of people are deceived - then of course.
      This is a completely different thing! Who except the US will protect the world from cheaters?
      Urgently bomb China.
      1. Jack O'Neill
        Jack O'Neill 12 December 2018 09: 55
        -1
        Well, if a lot of people are deceived - then of course.
        This is a completely different thing! Who except the US will protect the world from cheaters?
        Urgently bomb China

        If we compare Huawei and Apple, then Apple is far from such deceivers, but the same barges. That's just they push a much more suitable product, unlike Huawei.
        China has a normal office - Xiaomi! They use normal processors (Qualcomm), and their backgrounds look better.
        And if you bomb anyone, then EA Games.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 12 December 2018 09: 28
    +4
    I don’t understand at all what kind of impudence this is; grabbing people is not known for what, especially foreign citizens. Yes, this is an elementary reason for the war, the so-called casus belli. You never know who you clashed with on the basis of politics and economics, and what do individual people have to do with it. And even more so I do not understand all these mongrels, grabbing people around the world. This is an occasion to send a couple of missiles there
    1. Avior
      Avior 14 December 2018 12: 06
      -1
      she is a citizen of Canada
  8. NordUral
    NordUral 12 December 2018 10: 38
    +3
    I read about the Chinese and Americans, and other nations flashed, only Russia was not and is not expected to be in the market for ultramodern digital technologies.
    Yes, and in the domestic plan - in 90 or 91 I bought the first PC. He was purely American; there were no Chinese then.
    And today - I am now knocking on the keyboard of a Lenovo laptop, a monoblock is also Lenovo, a tablet is China, a phone is China (I don’t chase brands, functionality is important to me at a reasonable price).
    And ours is nothing. This is sad.
    1. Conductor
      Conductor 12 December 2018 11: 24
      0
      How not? Chubais when he announced that a flexible tablet for students !!!!
      1. NordUral
        NordUral 12 December 2018 11: 25
        +4
        So flexible that somewhere he bent down, never appearing in the hands of schoolchildren.
        1. Conductor
          Conductor 12 December 2018 12: 34
          0
          Chubais can, he is red.
  9. NF68
    NF68 12 December 2018 16: 48
    0
    It's only the beginning.
  10. Avior
    Avior 14 December 2018 12: 05
    0
    somehow they do not emphasize that Meng Wanzhou is a Canadian citizen lol
    And China’s struggle with iPhones is Trump standing ovation.
    His dream is to transfer production from China to the USA, the Chinese have played along