Is banning Chinese products in the name of National Security working for countries


Donald Trump, during his regime as President of America, imposed a ban on the use of Huawei and Dahua products across the states as the two companies are alleged to be conducting corporate espionage to steal intellectual property. And western countries like Australia, the UK, Canada, and Europe followed the same.

But is this ban on not use or sell Chinese products working in the nation’s favor or is it just an illusion in which we are living or rather say our leaders are living?

If we take any electronic device into account, say a television to devices connected by the Internet of Things. Each of these items have at-least 2-3 parts that are manufactured and assembled in the Chinese Federation region.

That means, we or rather, say our leaders imposed a ban that is being or becoming ineffective. As most of the IoT devices say, sensors to transmitters are being used in a wide range of industrial applications, homes, offices and in vehicles.

So, is there a way to ban such items with an excuse that they are threatening our national infrastructure?

No way, as anything that is being connected to power and the internet is running on Chinese influence, that is now being considered as an adversary to our entire world- especially after the COVID-19 breakout.

According to a survey conducted by Cisco, most of the Telecom market domination is being done by 2 Chinese manufacturers- say Huawei and ZTE. And the fact is that all the components manufactured or bought from these companies are being used in running some cellular IoT modules produced by western countries like Tesla, Intel, Dell and Ford.

So, what’s the question of issuing a superficial ban on such products, when it doesn’t really work in practical?


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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