China Is Mining Our Data

A Chinese company is harvesting Americans' data. The post China Is Mining Our Data appeared first on The American Conservative.

As you may have heard, data is the new oil. Data is the new oil for governments who want to tighten control over the masses. The most data-hungry country in the world is communist China, which seems to be eager to acquire large amounts of data, not only its own data, but also the data from foreigners.

The Chinese Communist Party employs a combination of skilled hackers and high tech surveillance equipment to collect this data. This has been going on for many years. Some countries are now waking up to Beijing’s threat. Others have failed repeatedly to address the data-harvesting threat from Beijing. The United States is one of these countries, and it won’t be forgotten.

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Nuctech, a state-owned technology firm specializing in security and surveillance products, is headquartered in Beijing. These products are exported worldwide by the company, which has strong ties to Tsinghua Univ and Xi Jinping’s Alma Mater. is home to more than 4,300 employees and has a presence across 170 countries and regions. It has offices in Belgium and the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. plans to open branches in Spain and Italy. European legislators are now sounding the alarm and warning European Union leaders in Brussels about Nuctech’s threat to the continent.

European leaders recently argued that Nuctech’s scanning technology, which includes bomb-detection and airport scanners, should not be used in the E.U. The member states. They warned that information obtained from these devices could be easily accessed by the CCP and used to weaponize it. A Politics report in October showed that Nuctech has close ties with the Chinese defense industry.

The Beijing-backed company is not liked by the Biden administration. As the Washington Post reported earlier this year, officials from the government were alerted to a possible national security threat on the other side of the U.S.-Mexico frontier. According to reports, the Mexican government wanted to buy “hundreds upon millions of dollars” of Chinese scanning equipment from Nuctech. The CCP could have access to sensitive data on goods crossing the border so Ken Salazar, U.S. ambassador, wrote to Marcelo Ebrard, asking him not to buy the technology. Salazar wrote that no Chinese scanning equipment met the United States’ quality control standards.

Everyone agrees that Nuctech has a bad reputation. If that is true, then why are they still operating in the United States of America?

The Transportation Security Administration had bannedNuctech equipment at most American airports. However, the company and its products are still very popular in the United States. It now operates under another name: Secure Technology Value Solutions Inc. STVS is a manufacturer of human-body scanners and X-ray inspection machines. It also has an office located in Pennsylvania. According to its website STVS supplies these products law enforcement agencies, drug rehabilitation facilities, the hospitality sector, and a variety of schools and community centres.

It is not the first instance of Chinese-funded organizations pulling the wool over Americans’ eyes with a simple name switch. The U.S. government has been cracking down on Confucius Institutes. These college campuses were supposedly created to promote Chinese culture and language, but in reality they were Trojan horses for the CCP to spread propaganda, and facilitate espionage at American Universities. While many of these institutes were closed in the U.S., others have not disappeared. Many of these institutes are still in operation across the country, just with a different name .

It shouldn’t take much to fool the most powerful country on the planet with simple name changes. This brings us to Nuctech or Secure Technology Value Solutions Inc., whatever you want. This company collects large quantities of intimate data. Where does this information go ? This is a crucial question considering that China has already stolen data from 260 millions of American citizens.

The threat of Chinese spying must be addressed if the United States is to be considered a superpower. The side with the most data will win the next major war. Not boots on the ground.

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