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Digital Silk Road Project: US Concerned about China's Cable Laying in Pakistani waters

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Cable laying vessel



The United States expressed concern over the fact that China, as part of its "One Belt - One Road" project, is also implementing the so-called "Digital Silk Road" program. Recently it became known about the decision of the Pakistani government to approve the laying of a communication cable in its territorial waters within the framework of this project.

In this regard, there is a noticeable activation in the area of ​​the port of Gwadar, which was built in Pakistan with the support of China.

The reports say that the United States considers China's actions in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman to "threaten civilian shipping." It is noted that the port of Gwadar is "noticeable activation of the military component."



The Digital Silk Road project, implemented by China, is a cable network with a total length of 15 thousand km, including underwater sections. In the future, it should connect China through the territory and waters of Pakistan with the countries of East Africa - for example, with Djibouti, where China has its own military base, located next to the US base. From Djibouti, the network should reach Egypt and further to European countries (to the southern coast of France).

The name of the Chinese project also has an English abbreviation - PEACE.

Digital Silk Road Project: US Concerned about China's Cable Laying in Pakistani waters


The United States clearly fears that China can create a communications system independent of the activities of American digital giants. The very fact of the possible improvement of "digital independence" by one or another state in Washington is irritating, because in this case the United States simply cannot use its tactics - sanctions in the form of disconnecting from communication networks, blocking, etc.

The cable laying in the territorial waters of Pakistan is scheduled for completion in March 2021. At the same time, an operational station with a local provider will start operating in Pakistani Karachi.

To date, 16 countries have signed an agreement with China on participation in the PEACE project. Chinese companies note that the new communication system will allow not only access to the Internet at high speed, but also work on the basis of services using artificial intelligence - with a high degree of protection during data transmission.
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  1. Profiler
    Profiler 31 January 2021 08: 38
    +2
    The United States clearly fears that China can create a communications system that is independent of the activities of American digital giants. The very fact of the possible improvement of "digital independence" by this or that state in Washington is irritating


    If we discard all the husks, then we are talking about envy and unfair competition ...

    And we, the Chinese, can only be jealous of the fact that they take on such global projects and do it QUIETLY.
    We would have it become another loud "The National Program"- not implemented ...
    1. svp67
      svp67 31 January 2021 09: 19
      +7
      Quote: Profiler
      If we discard all the husks, then we are talking about envy and unfair competition ...

      And their actions with our "... streams" are not from that "opera"?
      1. Profiler
        Profiler 31 January 2021 10: 07
        -2
        Quote: svp67
        And their actions with our "... streams" are not from that "opera"?


        From the same. But only the "solo parts" in it are performed by the Chinese in different ways.
        They have, for example, "purely by chance" there is a cable production and means of its installation, but we did not have it "before the Crimea" and do not have it now.

        The cable that saved Crimea from an energy hunger.

        I can't even imagine how everything could have turned out with, if not for the PRC and its disregard for US sanctions ...

        And we have what ... If the shirt is that long, then something else sticks out.

        Then the herring spawns, then suddenly fellow suddenly it turns out that the vessels are not ready to lay pipes, then someone escapes from the project under pain of sanctions.
        1. svp67
          svp67 31 January 2021 10: 12
          +2
          Quote: Profiler
          if not for the PRC and its disregard for US sanctions ...

          But at the same time, Chinese banks also supported the US sanctions against our banks. Maybe now something has changed, but that too was
          1. Profiler
            Profiler 31 January 2021 10: 23
            -4
            Quote: svp67
            But at the same time, Chinese banks also supported the US sanctions against our banks. Maybe now something has changed, but that too was


            I believe that such support for US sanctions is just a "slight curtsey" to the United States from the PRC.
            This support did not entail any additional consequences aggravating the American sanctions measures.
            Moreover, China understands that the "client", that is, we, having stumbled upon restrictions, will still come to them ...
            1. svp67
              svp67 31 January 2021 10: 33
              +4
              Quote: Profiler
              This support did not entail any additional consequences aggravating the American sanctions measures.

              Well, let's just say, for us it was VERY unpleasant and once again showed who is worth what. After this, we have become more careful in relations with China.
              Quote: Profiler
              Moreover, China understands that the "client", that is, we, having stumbled upon restrictions, will still come to them ...

              Thank God, they realized in time that in this case we would not turn to anyone at all, but we would decide for ourselves or start looking for other ways, the main thing is that we have no desire to find ourselves in someone's complete dependence. Therefore, they do not have the economic and political leverage that they have in many countries around Russia.
              1. Profiler
                Profiler 31 January 2021 10: 40
                0
                Quote: svp67
                they do not have the economic and political leverage that they have in many countries in Russia


                Even if this is probably the case with the PRC, they are not now picking their "levers" under us. And it should be noted that they pick very sensitively.

                It is necessary to get away from these dependencies, rebuilding the sphere of relationships with "partners" and reshaping themselves, bearing in mind such their unceremonious behavior.
          2. carstorm 11
            carstorm 11 31 January 2021 11: 31
            +2
            And why do their banks need our troubles?) Purely out of solidarity to lose their money?) Partnership does not mean that you have to do stupid things. In a situation on the contrary, our banai would have done the same and would have been right. For us, now is the ideal situation. Now let them fight and we'll take a look from the side. And if we are not dull, as often happens to have your profit.
  2. EDWARD
    EDWARD 31 January 2021 08: 39
    +8
    Taking into account the control of sea communications by the United States along the entire sea route from Shanghai to the Suez Canal, the PRC is betting on advancing by land, namely, on the implementation of the land part of the Belt and Road - the New Silk Road (NSP). The construction of the NSP infrastructure is closely related to the creation of the "digital Silk Road", which offers consumers of Chinese goods a new level of logistics and retail through the introduction of modern technologies.

    The digital silk road in its spirit corresponds to the principles of Industry 4.0 and the state program of the People's Republic of China "Made in China - 2025", within the framework of which it is planned to qualitatively increase industrial automation and technological modernization. The Digital Silk Road has become one of the priority areas of the PRC aimed at reducing production costs, increasing the global competitiveness of Chinese products and increasing trade with the countries participating in the initiative.
    These goals will be achieved through the development of the digital economy, artificial intelligence, cloud technologies, the Internet of Things, Big Data technologies, a satellite navigation system, ultra-fast broadband Internet Plus, etc.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 31 January 2021 11: 58
      +2
      A few months ago, China launched an optical cable with quantum
      Cyber ​​Security. 4 thousand km. Connects government agencies and banks.
      The first of its kind.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 31 January 2021 12: 48
        +3
        Progress cannot be stopped .... components and their production in China, Chinese ships and, if anything, China will ensure the safety of their work. And China needs its own communications. Due to the size of the economy.
  3. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 31 January 2021 08: 39
    +4
    And now from the United States will come no-o-from-s-and-k, - all this threatens the security of the United States and is subject to sanctions ... sanctions ... sanctions ...
    1. bar
      bar 31 January 2021 09: 24
      +2
      If only the spawning of herring does not start ...
  4. newcomer
    newcomer 31 January 2021 08: 50
    +4
    Everything is growing, everything is changing, everything is developing under the sun on the Ball _ China is realizing the possibilities of its economy and industry, converting them into political ones.
  5. prior
    prior 31 January 2021 08: 58
    +4
    I remembered Zadornov with his ingenious: "Well, stupid."
    The symbol of the United States is the eagle. The symbol of China is the dragon.
    Well, where is the plucked eagle versus the awakened dragon ?!
    It used to be when the dragon slept.
    Now, get ready, bird, soon you will have feathers and bones ... if they remain.
    1. for
      for 31 January 2021 09: 08
      +1
      Quote: prior
      The symbol of China is a dragon

      How to kill a dragon, stop feeding it. (according to Zadornov)
      1. prior
        prior 31 January 2021 09: 09
        0
        This is who feeds whom ...
        1. Andrey.AN
          Andrey.AN 31 January 2021 10: 06
          +4
          China is the uncontested leader among agricultural importers. and a sea of ​​products. Only we, according to Zadornov, will not throw out this market, they will pick it up. Let them eat to their health and have fun with squabbling with the Americans, then with the Republicans, then with the Democrats (it's boring to butt with us, monopoly bureaucracy too).
        2. for
          for 31 January 2021 12: 33
          -1
          Quote: prior
          This is who feeds whom.

          All countries that buy their products. Imagine stopping purchases (fantasy).
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 31 January 2021 10: 51
        +6
        Quote: for
        Quote: prior
        The symbol of China is a dragon

        How to kill a dragon, stop feeding it. (according to Zadornov)

        Inspired
        The heroes of the dragon caught and dragged him to the royal palace. Noise, din, screams - The tsar came out onto the porch and asked - "Why were they bursting out?"
        -Yes, Father Tsar, they caught the three-headed beast!
        -How do they call this miracle?
        -Duk he is a dragon!
        -What is this beast eating?
        -Duk only feeds on innocent and chaste girls!
        - Let him go free!
        -What is it?
        -He will die of hunger!
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 31 January 2021 12: 53
      -1
      "get ready bird, soon you will have feathers and bones ... if they remain" ///
      ---
      I wonder who has a common land border with China for thousands of kilometers - the United States? Or from another country?
      1. prior
        prior 31 January 2021 17: 23
        +2
        China's borders are indestructible. There are no territorial claims.
        And rotten American birds stick their beaks in all the holes. Either they don't like the gas pipe, now the cable, now the islands, now it is crowded to sail in foreign seas.
        And the Jews, if only to push others with their heads ... yes, to fuck with this gesheft.
  6. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 31 January 2021 08: 58
    +4
    The mattresses were mocked. China can deprive them of their monopoly, they will have to compete, which means that costs will rise and super profits will fall.
    1. Andrey.AN
      Andrey.AN 31 January 2021 11: 05
      +3
      Yes, there is no monopoly on the network. The only thing is that Microsoft invents everyone, every time they drive new ones and sells them as updates, you don't have to update if you have your own search engine, and will find the old ones. If there is no such thing, but the Russian Federation and China have their own, you can use any search engine, except Google, Google on this, by the way, and poops in your pants liquid.
      1. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat 31 January 2021 11: 53
        +5
        Here is a quote from this article, which you did not bother to read properly: "The United States clearly fears that China can create a communications system that does not depend on the activities of American digital giants." The main word is AMERICAN. That is, mattresses are confident in their monopoly on the global network. Mattress-independent communications scare them. After all, it is impossible to just take and intercept information.
        1. Andrey.AN
          Andrey.AN 31 January 2021 12: 24
          +4
          In fact, the CIA does not want a thorn in the eye, cable connections, unlike radio relay, are not visible. Any cross-border radio communication can be easily intercepted, spoofed and simply tapped, even encrypted, when the code holders in different countries, you will not find a traitor, only switchmen.
          1. Reserve buildbat
            Reserve buildbat 31 January 2021 13: 18
            +3
            That's what I meant. Now mattresses can read information passing through the cables laid by them. They don't count anything from cables belonging to China. China's cyber security is on the rise, and mattress tools are disappearing. Plus, even in the civilian segment, they (mattresses) cannot control the flow of information in other people's cables. And for dessert: If communication over Chinese cables turns out to be better and cheaper, then many users will move to the Chinese network. And this is already a blow to the pocket of "American digital giants"
            1. Andrey.AN
              Andrey.AN 31 January 2021 13: 26
              +1
              Yes, Americans from their own, or rather from corporate networks of repeaters and service offices such as Beeline, have a good income, though more on paper, they write it down in GDP, but in fact everything pays taxes and is spent in the country of the state, but still the money goes.
  7. for
    for 31 January 2021 09: 11
    +2
    US concerned about China laying cable in Pakistani waters

    And that sanctions are not imposed, it is even insulting.
    1. newcomer
      newcomer 31 January 2021 09: 19
      +2
      Sanctions are for the elite, so don't be offended. laughing
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 31 January 2021 09: 16
    +3
    The Chinese are great. On their territory, the digital diktat of the United States (or rather, global digital corporations) is weak ... most likely, it does not work at all. Now they are pulling parallel networks, and this is a threat to the "digital domination" which they wanted to palm off on everyone in exchange for the "domination of the dollar" ... Wise, Chinese dragon!
    1. YOUR
      YOUR 31 January 2021 12: 17
      +1
      When will we rejoice not for the Chinese, but for ourselves.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 31 January 2021 12: 19
        0
        Quote: YOUR
        When will we be happy for ourselves, not for the Chinese?

        Who's in the way? Rejoice ...
        1. YOUR
          YOUR 31 January 2021 12: 51
          0
          When we will lay such a cable then I will be glad.
          1. Mountain shooter
            Mountain shooter 31 January 2021 13: 35
            -2
            Quote: YOUR
            When we will lay such a cable then I will be glad

            Why do we need it? We will connect to the Chinese ... wassat
            1. YOUR
              YOUR 31 January 2021 14: 25
              0
              And really why do we need it
          2. Alisher
            Alisher 31 January 2021 20: 02
            +1
            The project of laying a fiber-optic cable from Norway to Japan, along the Northern Sea Route, with outlets to Murmansk, ..., Vladivostok has already been agreed, from our side Megafon participates in the project together with the Finnish company Cinia. The FOCL will connect the Finnish capital Helsinki with the Japanese capital Tokyo. The cost of the project will amount to $ 800 million - $ 1,2 billion. The total length of the fiber-optic link will be 10 thousand km.
            https://www.cnews.ru/news/top/2020-07-20_megafon_nachal_stroit
            1. YOUR
              YOUR 1 February 2021 03: 00
              +1
              How do we participate there? Only money. Where the equipment will be produced in Finland. Ofon, such a tiny swampy forest country produces what we cannot produce.
  9. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 31 January 2021 09: 23
    +3
    The Americans are so preoccupied I will not directly save them from them ... what does it matter to them that the Chinese are laying a cable to the Pakistanis ... no, you need to take care ... sick or something ... what
  10. Flooding
    Flooding 31 January 2021 09: 33
    +1
    This cylindrical monstrous on the ship - a cove of cable?
  11. evgen1221
    evgen1221 31 January 2021 09: 34
    +3
    If they hadn't bothered, it will be impossible not to turn off and collect compromising evidence.
  12. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 31 January 2021 09: 34
    +1
    The day is not far off when China will lay an analogue of SOSSUS along the bottom. This is what they are afraid of.
  13. Irek
    Irek 31 January 2021 09: 37
    +1
    What's your dog business? There is a plug in every barrel.
  14. YOUR
    YOUR 31 January 2021 09: 42
    +1
    A communications system independent of the States is serious. This is a blow to the pocket.
    Question?????????????? When will we start laying not only pipes?
  15. Poetry
    Poetry 31 January 2021 10: 06
    +1
    Zuckerberg's nervous tic is progressing, probably ...
  16. dozimetr
    dozimetr 31 January 2021 10: 23
    +4
    Well done Chinese! Know how their communication is tapped, etc. .. We decided to play it safe.! Either the US got so nervous. Perhaps the Nord Stream also implies something like that .. Let's live and see!
  17. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 31 January 2021 10: 30
    +2
    In the United States, concern was expressed ...
    As they say: "Our shot has ripened everywhere." The Americans still have "concerns". Threats, sanctions, pressure, color revolutions are spreading around the world ... and at the same time they keep a small reserve for "concern". Well, what do you worry about further, tk. the Chinese put on your concern.
  18. Andrey.AN
    Andrey.AN 31 January 2021 10: 42
    +3
    The cable connection is practically inaccessible to the means of intelligence, a kind of eyesore.
  19. Pereira
    Pereira 31 January 2021 11: 38
    -2
    Author, what is the difference between the "Digital Silk Road" and "the so-called" Digital Silk Road "?
    Are these two different projects?
  20. Analkara
    Analkara 31 January 2021 13: 18
    0
    What worries these Americans are. But as they say the dogs bark the caravan goes on.
  21. Petr Vladimirovich
    Petr Vladimirovich 31 January 2021 17: 39
    -1
    At home there are two unlimited grids with routers. Fine...
  22. APASUS
    APASUS 31 January 2021 17: 54
    0
    Yes, we can only dream when our shipyards will receive such orders for cable-laying vessels, pipe-layers, soil washers.