Washington learned document: the Chinese Army owns and controls the Huawei

A few days ago, and in the new “Clash of the technical the fifth generation”, the company launched the Huawei, an advertising campaign in Britain, at a time when the people in charge there, consider the role of the Chinese technology company in supplying equipment for networks of the next generation mobile phone high-speed.

Published the company’s full-page advertisements in the British press talked of its commitment to provide mobile phone companies with networks of the fifth generation.

Intensification of the Chinese company giant its efforts to gain public opinion where facing increasing pressure from a campaign led by the United States aimed to persuade the allies to ignore the communications equipment, because of fears that Beijing may use in espionage or sabotage.

A charge denied by the company on a permanent basis.


Also include the list of the 20 companies, Washington claims it’s backed by the people’s Liberation Army, China Mobile and China telecommunication, as well as the China Aviation Industry Corporation.

He assured US official as soon as the defense asked not to publish his name, the authenticity of the document, said she’s sent to Congress.

A few days ago, and in the new “Clash of the technical the fifth generation”, the company launched the Huawei, an advertising campaign in Britain, at a time when the people in charge there, consider the role of the Chinese technology company in supplying equipment for networks of the next generation mobile phone high-speed.

Published the company’s full-page advertisements in the British press talked of its commitment to provide mobile phone companies with networks of the fifth generation.

Intensification of the Chinese company giant its efforts to gain public opinion where facing increasing pressure from a campaign led by the United States aimed to persuade the allies to ignore the communications equipment, because of fears that Beijing may use in espionage or sabotage.

A charge denied by the company on a permanent basis.


Despite the U.S. ban.. Huawei launches “Mate 40” in schedule – toss news


Source: Fathi mixer – toss news

You think the Chinese company Huawei posing a series phones associated with the ”Mate of 40“ in the month of October next, as planned, according to a statement of account blogger technology via Chinese social networking site (web).

The newspaper ”Gizmo China“ Chinese transfer of the account, that Huawei will be able to provide chips, ”5nm “ and“10nm “ for the safety of its phones, which are produced by TSMC Taiwan, and to the side of the chip products are by the middle of September next.

Topping the Huawei News at the moment, since the government extended the U.S. embargo, which prevents U.S. companies and other companies from dealing with them for another year, in addition to reducing the supply of their brackets from the “ TSMC“.

Although the Huawei design slices special to their own devices, but they rely heavily on the ”TSMC“ of the Taiwanese in the extension of their supply chain with ”5nm“, so the new sanctions imposed by the U.S. government on the ”TSMC“ a blow to Huawei.

Will have Huawei’s supply for about 8 million devices in the fourth quarter of the year, running out a previous report for the“Nikkei Asian Review“ for the delay in the production of Huawei phones smart.


Huawei, customer support service, revolutionary in Milan: here are all the services offered

Huawei has opened in Milan a new Customer Service Center, the first dedicated to a multitude of services: from consulting on a one-to-one, to quick repairs by appointment, through workshops and services for personalized assistance to the customer. The restaurant is located in a central position in Milan, and is the first in Europe of this new category for the manufacturer.

Among the services offered to the customers we advice one-to-one, quick repairseven on the reservation, training coursesand there is also a’relaxation area with a space dedicated to children. The new Huawei Customer Service Center allows you to discover the ecosystem Huawei, thanks to the support of the staff that can steer the customer in the choice. The new Customer Service Center underlines the commitment of the company in Europe and, in particular, in Italy, showing that there is no fear in following the ban the american and the ban on Google services.

The Customer Service Center of Huawei is located in via Francesco Londonio 20/A in Milanor, and is open to the public from 8 to 19 all days of the week except Sunday.

Huawei Customer Service Center, services

Below are the different services offered, as reported by the company in the phase of presentation:

  • Repair quick and transparent: you will live in first person the process of repair of the device. Thanks to the new concept of Open Lab, a window on the laboratory visible to the public, it will be possible to assist and to observe, step by step, the work of the technical specialists and the rapid process of remise en forme of your device”.
  • Advice one-to-one: you will be able to access a free service of advice one-to-one, with eeperti and technical Huawei which will offer advice on the configuration and usage of the device. Also, the staff at Huawei, it will detail all the advantages offered by Huawei Mobile Services and the entire ecosystem of products and services, such as Huawei, Video, Music, Cloud, and AppGallery. The hotel staff can also assist you in the choice to purchase the best product for the needs expressed.
  • Training and workshopsin the course of the time that will be hosted in several courses and workshops developed to encourage the passions of the users and motivate them to live new experiences with their products of Huawei. An opportunity to explore with competent staff, all the characteristics and technologies state-of. The programs will be different and will cover a range of issues, from Huawei Mobile Services to digital literacy
  • Relaxation Area: designed to give users a quality experience during the time necessary for the repair and not only, will offer the opportunity to try the new products of the ecosystem Huawei, drink coffee and kill time watching a movie or playing a video game. The area kids it is also ready to accommodate all the children who accompany their parents into the store.
  • Special events and promountil 31 August the Customer Service Center of Milan will apply the 20% discount on spare parts necessary for the repairs out of warranty, on all models of smartphones and tablets selected. Protective films and other components will benefit, also, of the 40% discount. To the promotions launch with more to follow, each week, and in the event of a holiday special, with gifts, services, tribute, and discounts of various kinds.
  • Assistance on booking: one of the most interesting features is the possibility to book an appointment for repair or a free consultation on your device, in total safety, with dedicated staff and highly specialized. The reservation can be made to this page, or by calling the number 800-191435 (available 7 days / 7 from 8 to 21, except public holidays). Once you have confirmed your appointment and run the backup data, it will be sufficient to visit Huawei Customer Service Center on the agreed upon day and receive a quick repair or a free consultation, and custom.
  • Service Drop Offfor those who do not want to wait in the reception of the repair, it is expected, moreover, a service drop off & return free home, through which customers they will receive their device repaired directly to your home. All products sent in for service will be sanitized at the end of the repair and before returning.


Huawei, the official list of smartphones that will receive the EMUI 10.1

The chinese giant Huawei has started to make available the latest version of its graphical user interfaces for the Android smartphone brand Huawei and Honor: the EMUI 10.1 and the Magic UI 3.1. It is now also available, the list of devices that will receive it.

It is, at the moment, 16 devices to the Huawei brand and four brand Honor. The EMUI 10.1 and the Magic UI 3.1 are the two interfaces are very similar sharing the same functionality, and that, in their respective latest versions introduce several new features such as multi-window, multi-screen and more effective, improvements in the performance, the Always-on Display, the new app of video calling MeeTime and much more. The most important news, perhaps, is the debut of the new narrator Celia on EMUI 10.1: this is an assistant based on artificial intelligence algorithms developed by Huawei, which, at the moment, it only works if the language is set to chinese, English, French or Spanish.

EMUI 10.1: the list of devices upgradeable

The devices Huawei will install the new EMUI 10.1 16:

  • Huawei P30,
  • Huawei P30, Pro,
  • Huawei Mate 20,
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro,
  • Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS,
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (connect 4G),
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (connection 5G),
  • Huawei nova 5T,
  • Huawei Mate Xs,
  • Huawei P40 lite,
  • Huawei nova 7i,
  • Huawei Mate 30,
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro,
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G,
  • Huawei MatePad Pro,
  • Huawei MediaPad M6 by 10.8 inches.

Some of these devices, such as the Huawei Mate 30 Prohave already received the update a few days ago. Confirmed, however, that Huawei P20 and P20 Pro will not receive the EMUI 10.1, at least in this first phase, but most likely it will come at a later time.

Magic UI 3.1: the list of devices upgradeable

Much shorter, at least currently, is the the list of the devices to mark the Honor that can receive the Magic UI 3.1:

  • Honor View30 PRO/V30 Pro,
  • Honor 20,
  • Honor 20, PRO,
  • Honor View20/V20.

It is very likely that this second list becomes short-more long, because in mid-April, Huawei had, in fact, included in the list of devices on which to test the Magic UI 3.1 other models: Honor 9X, Honor, 9X Pro, Honor V30, Honor Magic 2, Honor 20S and Honor 20 Youth Edition. Since the rollout of the two new interfaces, has already begun, however, it is only a matter of a few weeks and we will know definitively what devices will be able to receive them and which are not.


Huawei smartphone, security update is coming: what changes

Security updates are not just about computers (i Patch Tuesday that every month Microsoft releases for Windows 10), but also smartphones and tablets. Especially those of the Android world which, being an open source operating system, is easier for hackers to exploit security holes to get hold of sensitive data. For this reason, every month Google and the manufacturers release security updates that you absolutely must download to protect your device.

Under this point of view Huawei is always among the first companies to announce the security patch out every month. A few days before the beginning of May, it has already announced the new update which will resolve several bugs reported in recent weeks by users or tracked down by various information researchers. These are quite important vulnerabilities: in total they are twenty-six of which two of critical levelwhich is the highest and most dangerous. Here’s what the May 2020 security update for Huawei and Honor smartphones provides.

EMUI, security update: the news

In total there are twenty-six vulnerabilities that come patched with the May 2020 security update for smartphones and tablets Huawei and Honor. In fact, the update will concern both devices with iEMUI and Magic UI graphic interface (present on some Honor devices).

The 26 vulnerabilities are classified with three hazard levels: 2 are serious, 22 are high and 2 medium. What vulnerabilities do they solve? These are flaws already announced by Android technicians in the previous weeks and that the manufacturers have made their own by releasing an ad hoc security update. It’s about system and vulnerability bugs which, if exploited, would endanger user data and smartphone security. Hackers will have to put their soul in peace: they will not be able to use these bugs to steal information from users.

When the update will be available

There is no date for the release of the security update, the forecast is that it will arrive in the coming weeks.


Economy warns of exaggeration in the fight against Corona

Dusseldorf The Chairman of the Council of Experts, Lars Feld, urges the Federal Government to take measures to fight the corona crisis. “Above all, what is currently being discussed is problematic. You get the impression that every industry wants specific support, ”Feld told the Handelsblatt.

The hospitality industry wants the reduced VAT rate that has now been decided. The auto industry is again asking for a scrappage premium, and retailing vouchers, says Feld. “You could go on almost any way – who doesn’t have one yet, who wants to do it again.”

“If you go this route, you will hardly be able to catch it afterwards in terms of fiscal policy,” warns the head of the Freiburg Walter Eucken Institute. This applies “also to social policy measures such as the increase in short-time work benefits or the extension of the duration of unemployment benefits”. “I’m more worried about whether we will be able to return to normal economic policy,” says Feld.

The economist also disapproves of the federal government’s policy on industrial policy: “If Corona is now used to quietly implement questionable industrial policy goals, I find that unacceptable.”

Specifically, it refers to the recent tightening of the Foreign Trade and Payments Act. “The goal of building a fortress Europe is definitely the wrong way to go,” said Feld. Germany in particular, as the largest economy, must speak out for openness. “We cannot leave the Dutch alone to stand up for a market economy policy,” he warns.

He expressly warns against the introduction of a property tax. “To talk about a property tax in this situation is insane. The best way to pay off the debt is with an intelligent growth strategy, ”said Feld.

Read the full interview here:

Mr. Feld, you are considered the nation’s regulatory conscience. The state experiences something of self-empowerment in corona times. What scares you more: the virus or the political measures against it?
“Fear” is the wrong expression in both respects. I know the medical problems abstractly, but I don’t feel any threat. Of course, this can change quickly if I experience illnesses in my personal environment. This is often the case. As far as the state measures in the fight against the crisis are concerned, I am not afraid either, I am more concerned that we will be able to return to normal economic policy.

The state intervenes massively in contract law, it relaxes bankruptcy law, it communitises risks. In your opinion, is that all still proportionate?
Overall, I think the aid package is proportionate. You can argue about individual measures, especially with tenancy law. However, one has to say that the state there has been massively interfering with freedom of contract for a long time: through the rent brake or the rent cover in Berlin, which is probably unconstitutional. I criticized that before Corona – and I’m also criticizing it now.

So you don’t see a new quality of state intervention?
But, above all, what is currently being discussed is problematic. One has the impression that each branch wants specific support. The hospitality industry wants the reduced VAT rate that has now been decided. The auto industry is again asking for a scrappage premium, and retailers are demanding consumer vouchers. This could be continued almost indefinitely: Who has not yet, who wants again?

If you go this route, you will hardly be able to catch it afterwards in terms of fiscal policy. Ultimately, this also applies to social policy measures such as raising short-time working benefits or extending the duration of unemployment benefits.

The current bailout package is well over a trillion euros, i.e. more than three times the federal budget – these are sums that recently seemed unthinkable. Will the state’s calculation work, so now to save jobs, will it cost what it wants? Otherwise, the state would have to pay for the millions of unemployed anyway …
Yes, the sums are big. However, many simply add up everything that is put in the shop window – loans, grants, guarantees and guarantees. You have to take into account that not everything has an impact on expenditure, loans are repaid and guarantees are not drawn. The decisive factor is whether the measures are targeted.

Where do you see the debt ratio in the medium term?
By the end of 2021, we will probably be back to around 80 percent of economic output, roughly the level we had at the end of the financial crisis.

Do you think politics and science still have an overview? When was it that the state had to keep thousands of companies alive – and probably for months?
I don’t think the state will be able to maintain this for months. It can mitigate the consequences, but it will not be able to save all companies and jobs. We will have bankruptcies. Ultimately, it’s about helping companies that have a viable business model over this cliff. It should not be forgotten that companies are in this situation because the state massively restricts our freedoms during the pandemic. If there were a claim for compensation from the state, the whole thing would be more expensive.

Who pays the bill in the end? There is already debate about balancing the burden …
There is, of course, this debate, but it is a harmful one, with a particular focus on the ideological interests of the parties. To talk about a wealth tax in this situation is insane. The best way to pay off your debt is to use a smart growth strategy.

What do you think of the fact that the private banks are now providing KfW loans with a volume of up to 800.000 euros no longer have to assume any liability, so get a 100 percent guarantee from the state?
If you bear in mind the Federal Government’s goal of mitigating corona-related defaults with liquidity aid, that makes perfect sense. Of course, it is cleaner from a regulatory perspective to take the banks at risk. But then the measure would not work. Even with a liability of only ten percent, banks are very hesitant to grant loans in this difficult situation. Of course, we cannot grant such KfW loans on a permanent basis.

We cannot leave the Dutch alone to stand up for a market economy policy.

But isn’t that a disguised bank bailout program?
I would not say that. It dissolves the risk aversion of privately liable bank executives. Ultimately, credit-based liquidity support is hardly an option for many companies currently affected, provided they would become excessively in debt.

Another instrument that is often mentioned is government participation. Will it happen?
I cannot imagine that we can do without state participation in certain industries – for example, with airlines. Until the Lufthansa back to pre-crisis levels, it may take a long time. The decisive factor is whether they are silent participations or whether the state wants to exercise control rights. I prefer the former because with a stock package it usually takes longer for the state to withdraw.

The bank bailouts during the financial crisis in the USA are always considered exemplary, although there were equity investments …
Yes, that’s right, but the state quickly withdrew there. The following applies: If the control function, then please use the exit scenario.

They probably refer to Commerzbank, where the state is still involved after more than ten years.
Yes, it would be even more serious with massive industrial holdings like we used to have.

Now there was a trend towards industrial policy even before the corona crisis. The economics minister tightened the foreign trade law – and added again during the corona crisis: are we experiencing a turnaround?
Unfortunately, there is a turnaround. If Corona is now being used to quietly push through questionable industrial policy goals, I find it unacceptable.

Now this policy is being carried out by the CDU-led Ministry of Economic Affairs. Are we threatened by French conditions?
The goal of building a fortress Europe is definitely the wrong way to go. Germany in particular, as the largest economy, must speak out for openness. We cannot leave the Dutch alone to stand up for a market economy policy.

Isn’t there a good reason to protect some industries – when it comes to security, for example in the case of the Chinese network supplier Huawei?
Of course, the state has to look when a state investor from China is investing in critical infrastructure. But now that doesn’t just apply to China. American investors are now being looked at just as critically. A systematic foreclosure strategy threatens. What is considered “safety-relevant” must therefore be clearly defined.

The law speaks of an “expected impairment” of public order or security. There seem to be no limits to arbitrariness, right?
The Ministry of Economy is now keeping everything open to prevent any takeovers. The whole thing is also enriched with a participation facility and the economic stabilization fund. It is a very unfortunate combination.

Even mouth protection and protective clothing are considered to be safety-relevant. They may be relevant to health, but they do not have to be produced in Germany. In this case, the state must create strategic reserves.

Back to the economic risks again. If the lockdown has such devastating consequences in Germany, what about countries like Spain and Italy that are already heavily indebted?
There is no way around these countries pursuing an expansionary fiscal policy and driving up debt levels. There is no alternative in the face of this great crisis.

Aid programs such as those in Germany cannot be afforded by these countries, which have been hit much harder by the corona crisis …
I wouldn’t say that in general. Spain and France have enough leeway with a debt ratio of 100 percent. I think 120 percent would be possible without them being in the focus of the financial markets.

Italy, which has a debt ratio of almost 140 percent, financial market players have long had their sights on them. Only thanks to the massive intervention of the ECB has interest rates dropped to a tolerable level again …
Yes, Italy is the real problem. The government debt there is moving towards Greek dimensions in terms of economic performance – and this is about a G7 country.

As far as the corona pandemic is concerned, Italy is not in debt to this crisis. Regulatory policy or not: Do you understand Italy’s prime minister, who vehemently demands the solidarity of the strong countries?
I differentiate between understanding and acceptance. I understand that Italy needs support given the many deaths. And I understand that the Italians are now doing everything they can to protect themselves against possible distortions in the financial markets with external help. What I cannot accept is Premier Conte’s blackmail strategy, which is unique in its sharpness.

Isn’t this attitude due to sheer misery?
That may be the case, but the extortionate approach could end up being counterproductive. The government cannot credibly threaten to exit the euro because the economy would collapse completely.

But the Italians know very well that an exit from Italy would very quickly result in a collapse of the monetary union, which the rest of Europe can hardly afford …
This may be. Nevertheless, Conte’s strategy is questionable because Italy would suffer much more. In Italy, therefore, there is rightly a debate as to whether the prime minister does not overdraw. Italy is well supplied with the funds that have been made available – i.e. the scarcely conditioned loans from the ESM rescue fund with the possibility for the ECB to buy unlimited government bonds (OMT).

I reject joint and several liability. That would be a fall for me.

Italy insists on corona bonds, i.e. the joint borrowing for this crisis. Wouldn’t that be an important symbolic signal for Europe’s cohesion?
No, I’m completely the politician of order. I reject joint and several liability. That would be a fall for me.

But isn’t it the more honest way in the end? A communitization of risks has long been taking place through the ECB’s balance sheet, an institution that is not at all legitimized for such a redistribution policy …
Again, joint and several liability between states is out of the question for me. Other forms of joint liability, such as joint liability or guarantees for debt, can be discussed.

Discussions about a fund at EU level – possibly parallel to the ESM – that is financed by bonds guaranteed by member states and from which transfers are paid – all of this is conceivable. The problem with joint and several liability: Here the creditor can pick out the most solvent country – and force it to be repaid.

The crisis could hit the emerging markets even more severely than Italy. We are obviously experiencing a crisis of a whole new dimension. Not only almost all industries are affected, but also all regions of the world – at the same time. Some already compare the economic consequences with the Great Depression in the 1930s. Do you think this is alarmist?
No, I don’t think it’s alarmist. There are parallels as to the dimension of the economic downturn; but not on the job market. In addition, the reasons are completely different. The current crisis cannot be compared with the Spanish flu either. At that time after the First World War, the economies were very weak.

The fact is: A crisis as we are now experiencing it is unique. It is not only the slump in the economy as a result of the lockdown, but also the interruption of the international supply chains.

How do you explain that the markets are still reacting almost moderately?
The markets are still assuming that the gigantic rescue packages will help to overcome the liquidity problems. Whether this will really be the case depends on the further development of the pandemic. I would therefore not rule out further slumps in the financial markets.

The Ifo Institute anticipates a 20 percent drop in GDP in the worst scenario. Do you think such a scenario is conceivable?
I’m not that pessimistic. The 20 percent of the Ifo Institute is an annual projection, not an annualized quarter. This means that the relatively robust first quarter is included, so that the economy would not get on its feet in the third and fourth quarters.

At the moment, almost all countries except Sweden are pursuing the same corona strategy: lockdown, bans on contacts and so on. There has never been an experiment like this. Could this strategy turn out to be a global mistake in the end?
Afterwards we’ll be smarter. Yes, there are voices that can be taken seriously and say that we unnecessarily stall the economy. Only: If we look at the infection curves and compare them with other flu waves, we see that the rise at Corona is much steeper. If we let it go, significantly more deaths would be unavoidable. So I think trying to flatten the curve so as not to overload the health system is the right strategy.

Finally, a personal question: It was not long ago that your colleague Peter Bofinger from Würzburg was the last Keynesian. But now conservative economists are also calling for massive government intervention. Ifo boss Clemens Fuest, for example, or IW boss Michael Hüther, who most recently spoke in favor of corona bonds. Do you sometimes feel like the last politician in the country?
Do not worry. There are still a large number of economists who think in terms of regulatory policy. In addition, I am just as pragmatic as my colleagues in this unique crisis that we are currently experiencing.

Mr. Feld, thank you very much for the interview.

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Facebook’s India bet is risky but forward-looking

Mukesh Ambani

Behind the conglomerate Reliance Jio is one of the richest men in Asia.

(Photo: AP)

Mark Zuckerberg is not afraid of big bets. In 2014, he bought the Instagram platform for a billion dollars. The takeover of the virtual reality company followed two years later Oculus for $ 2 billion and the purchase of WhatsApp for $ 19 billion.

If the FacebookBoss strikes, he usually ensures control. Not so with the latest deal. Facebook bought ten percent of the shares in the conglomerate Reliance Jio for $ 5.7 billion. The step represents an important experiment by the company.

Jio is an attacker in the Indian market. The mobile phone brand has managed to change the Indian telecommunications market with competitive prices. Today the brand is the market leader, setting rivals like Vodafone vacuum. Behind the company is one of the richest men in Asia: Mukesh Ambani. With the rise of Jio, the company has amassed a lot of debt. Since the money from Facebook is just right.

But Zuckerberg would not invest such sums unless he had a long-term business model in mind. With 1.3 billion people, India is one of the most important future markets in the world. Only China has a larger population, but Beijing blocks Facebook from the market. In India, the group has 400 million users on WhatsApp. However, expansion plans repeatedly failed due to regulatory concerns.

With the new alliance of Facebook and Jio, things could be different. Facebook’s stated goal is to establish WhatsApp as an important channel for business people. The connection with Jio’s online marketplace JioMart fits this. The alliance could also help roll out a payment system based on WhatsApp in India. This is not only interesting for India. So far, Facebook’s attempts to generate significant income with WhatsApp have largely failed.

The question is whether Facebook could not have had such a partnership cheaper. Strategic participation is not absolutely necessary for an alliance. The reason for the move could be in China. Facebook rival Tencent is trying to roll out its communication and payment platform WeChat more globally. Other Chinese technology companies such as Xiaomi or Huawei are already strongly represented in India. Facebook probably wanted to preempt its competitors from China.

The future Facebook and Jio initiatives should not only be interesting for India. If Facebook succeeds in expanding WhatsApp as a payment and business platform, the group should be able to copy the concept to other countries. Tech companies in Europe should therefore follow developments in India very closely.

More on the subject: The corona crisis will Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon make it even more powerful.


Australia puts the thumbscrews on China

EThe architect of Australia’s close relationship with its by far most important trading partner, China, is tough on Beijing. Long-time Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer is head-on against President Xi Jinping’s leadership: “They tried to stop the virus from spreading to other parts of China, but they didn’t care that the virus could spread to other parts of the world . “

Christoph Hein

Christoph Hein

Business correspondent for South Asia / Pacific based in Singapore.

At the same time, Downer points out that he was never an opponent of communist China – especially since he even sat on the board of directors of the controversial telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei in Australia for a period. But: “No country can seriously cause a global catastrophe of such dimensions without being held accountable by the international community.”

Downer, Australia’s longest serving foreign minister, was very clear: “Xi Jinping should have the decency to explain how this pandemic broke out in his country.” The man who signed countless contracts with Beijing now warned: “The leadership The Communist Party has become arrogant, unlike the leaderships I had to deal with as Foreign Minister: Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao Xi Jinping should think about the impact of his policies in China on the global community – on people’s lives, on jobs especially for people with lower incomes, and on the structure of societies. “

Become independent of China

However, the realist downer sees risks from the refusal of the communists to fear the leadership of their own country: “China’s influence (soft power) will certainly suffer from the corona crisis. The best way for the leadership of the Communist Party to demonstrate is that China is really a country that wants to integrate and contribute to a wide-ranging international system instead of just selfishly pursuing its own interests at the expense of others, ”said the diplomat Beijing the thumbscrews. “If China refuses, then it should not be mistaken: It would massively damage China’s influence and position in the world.”

Downer is particularly pushing for a restructuring of supply chains, which should hurt the Chinese party dictatorship: “We should become less dependent on China’s supply chains. The bottom line is that we don’t want to impoverish more than we already do by replacing free trade with protectionism. But we want similarly thinking countries to develop a coherent strategy to address sensitive supply chain issues. For example, we should work to become less dependent on China for medical equipment and medicines. And in an era of high technology, electric automobiles and clean energy, we should rethink our rare earth dependence on China. ”

Australian politicians are pushing for a fair, open investigation into the outbreak. “China will play a central role in it, but the investigation must also include epidemiologists and scientists from a number of countries, and could even be led by the World Health Organization (WHO) – but China’s views should not be censored. One way would be to have the United Nations Security Council conduct such an investigation, ”recommends Downer.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has already said his government is now “watching China with very open eyes.” His Secretary of State Marise Payne added that it is important to launch an “independent investigation” of the virus: “Australia will insist.”