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CHINA: Chickens are coming home to roost

Letter by Brian Cawley, Yelm on May 30, 2013 at 10:09 am with No Comments »
May 30, 2013 12:52 pm

Re: “China’s cyber spies could compromise US defense” (editorial, 5-30).

The editorial seems to be me appropriate but too little and too late.

Not too long ago, there were embargoes against shipping certain electronic components to China and other countries. Now we are complaining that the technology that our high-tech industries were so keen to ship to keep profits up and the worker hires down is coming back to bite us in the rear end.

It is a sad day that only now we have finally realized that our assorted computer operating systems are riddled with back doors, trap doors, etc., that can and will be used by various hackers.

So what can be done? Stop shipping high-tech products to China. Stop producing software updates in Chinese. Bring back (or abandon) top-end manufacturing in China – like locking the bottom part of the stable door.
Create tax advantages for manufacturers to create more jobs and with more automation in the U.S.

Create tax advantages for colleges to offer low-cost engineering undergraduate and masters degrees, particularly in technology. And then lock the top part of the stable door.

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