Because technology often touches many hands in many foreign countries before reaching a contractor, malicious actors or scammers have multiple opportunities to taint materials, government officials have found. via Pentagon: Fake tech is a recurrent problem – Nextgov.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, Gen. Alexander said that China is stealing a “great deal” of the U.S. military’s intellectual property, adding that the NSA sees “thefts from defense industrial base companies.” via China nabbing ‘great deal’ of U.S. military secrets | The Digital Home – CNET News.assets, China, military, theft, US
“…Supply chain managers have long postulated that lower labor costs abroad, especially in China, have been enough reason to justify outsourcing. But improvements in automation in the last few years mean that labor costs are becoming a much smaller percentage of the overall cost of most products….” Read more: Made in USA (Again): Manufacturing Is Coming [...]Asia, China, manufacturing, outsourcing, US
The supplier to Apple is adding inline X-ray inspection systems, in a move seen as a way to improve efficiency and reduce product defects. via iPad maker Foxconn turns to X-ray inspections to cut defects | Apple – CNET News.apple, China, foxconn, inspection, iPad, x-ray
In the next few months, a series of lawsuits will play out in the Chinese courts that could define the risks foreign companies take when they try to make money in China’s booming markets. The U.S. green energy company AMSC is suing its former customer Sinovel Wind Group Co., China’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer, for breach of contract, [...]China, energy, IEEE, Intellectual Property, IP, Security, theft, wind
The present study is intended to be a detailed follow up and expansion upon a 2009 assessment prepared for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission of China’s evolving computer network operations capabilities and network intrusion incidents attributed to China.China, cyber, information, report
From EE Times Why ST should sell ST-Ericsson to China. LONDON – Europe’s largest chip company STMicroelectronics NV should persuade Ericsson AB that they sell off their mobile chip joint venture ST-Ericsson, but probably to some aspiring Chinese company. That is likely to produce the quickest and most profitable – or least loss-making – exit [...]China, Ericsson, migration, sell, ST
Since China entered the World Trade Organization in 2001, the extraordinary growth of U.S. trade with China has had a dramatic effect on U.S. workers and the domestic economy. The United States is piling up foreign debt and losing export capacity, and the growing trade deficit with China has been a prime contributor to the crisis in U.S. manufacturing employment. Between 2001 and [...]China, currency, job, loss, manipulation, practices, trade deficit, unfair, US