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Canberra youth to learn the Huawei way…

By johnboy - 2 September 2013 38

Chief MInister Gallagher has announced she’s deepening Canberra’s ties with the People’s Liberation Army subsidiary tech giant Huawei (which has been banned from working on the NBN for national security reasons):

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today secured an agreement with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei for local ACT students and academics to study and learn with the company in China.

Visiting Huawei’s Shanghai R&D centre, the Chief Minister said the company searched the world for the best and brightest ICT students and was pleased that Huawei had recognised that the ACT had both.

“Local students and academics will benefit greatly from exposure to one of the largest research and development companies in the world, through the Huawei Australia Undergraduate Work Experience Program,” the Chief Minster said.

The undergraduate work experience program will see two ACT students travel to Beijing and Shenzhen every year for a 3-week, hands-on training and workshop program at Huawei’s university, innovation centres and laboratories.

“This will be a fantastic experience for these students to learn from one of leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, Huawei and share their learnings with their peers,” the Chief Minister said.

Four ACT academics and/or researchers will also be selected to work with Huawei to tailor a program in China that aligns best with their academic fields and disciplines.

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38 Responses to
Canberra youth to learn the Huawei way…
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PoQ 6:51 pm
02 Sep 13
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I won’t get a better forum for my tinfoil hat theory, so here goes: Huawei was banned, not because their routers were compromised by the PLA, but because they weren’t compromised by the NSA.

2
CraigT 7:35 pm
02 Sep 13
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So Huawei is interested in cultivating the Commonwealth Public Service Network engineers of the future, are they?

Is having the AEC in the bag not enough for them?

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LSWCHP 8:43 pm
02 Sep 13
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A word to the wise.

Don’t do it.

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Jivrashia 8:44 pm
02 Sep 13
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PoQ said :

but because they weren’t compromised by the NSA.

Pfft.
Next thing you’ll be claiming is that NSA taps millions of calls without any warrant or legal process.

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Androyd 10:30 pm
02 Sep 13
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I for one welcome our Chinese masters. As long as they don’t hurt us or our families tooooo much. Or treat us like Tibet, or Xinjiang.

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steveu 7:22 am
03 Sep 13
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PoQ said :

I won’t get a better forum for my tinfoil hat theory, so here goes: Huawei was banned, not because their routers were compromised by the PLA, but because they weren’t compromised by the NSA.

Bingo and Snap. Moral of the story is that our so called partners in the global community (“allies”) have just as much respect for us as a country as those that we havent signed all our rights away to.

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Deref 7:49 am
03 Sep 13
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PoQ said :

I won’t get a better forum for my tinfoil hat theory, so here goes: Huawei was banned, not because their routers were compromised by the PLA, but because they weren’t compromised by the NSA.

A not-unreasonable assumption.

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davo101 8:45 am
03 Sep 13
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PoQ said :

I won’t get a better forum for my tinfoil hat theory, so here goes: Huawei was banned, not because their routers were compromised by the PLA, but because they weren’t compromised by the NSA.

I would have thought that in a post-Snowden world you wouldn’t need a tinfoil hat. Given the NSA’s incompetence at security the Chinese probably no longer need to install their own back-door they can just hook into the existing NSA one.

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magiccar9 8:47 am
03 Sep 13
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Good work Katy, lets all jump into bed with the PLA. Why don’t you just send over classified government documents in the carry-on luggage of your prized students- save Huawei the trouble.
I would imagine that there is a fairly solid reason most of the governments world-wide are hesitant beyond belief of this company, but I guess you must have missed that memo – either that or they’re throwing too much cash at you for you to care.

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Dilandach 9:10 am
03 Sep 13
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magiccar9 said :

Good work Katy, lets all jump into bed with the PLA. Why don’t you just send over classified government documents in the carry-on luggage of your prized students- save Huawei the trouble.
I would imagine that there is a fairly solid reason most of the governments world-wide are hesitant beyond belief of this company, but I guess you must have missed that memo – either that or they’re throwing too much cash at you for you to care.

Same thing happens at ‘freedom loving’ country borders too and in some cases worse than less than democratic countries.

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dtc 9:56 am
03 Sep 13
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magiccar9 said :

Good work Katy, lets all jump into bed with the PLA. Why don’t you just send over classified government documents in the carry-on luggage of your prized students- save Huawei the trouble.
I would imagine that there is a fairly solid reason most of the governments world-wide are hesitant beyond belief of this company, but I guess you must have missed that memo – either that or they’re throwing too much cash at you for you to care.

I guess you dont use one of those phones or computers manufactured in China that, obviously, contains systems allowing the Chinese government to read and listen to everything.

Sending 4 students to visit a factory somehow doesnt quite equal allowing a chinese company to get your secrets. If concerned, send dumb students.

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Roundhead89 9:58 am
03 Sep 13
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Don’t mention Tienanmen Square. Not surprised a Greens/Labor government is getting in bed with the commos. It’s more than just chow mien at the local Golden Dragon, Katy…

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Robertson 10:03 am
03 Sep 13
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Dilandach said :

magiccar9 said :

Good work Katy, lets all jump into bed with the PLA. Why don’t you just send over classified government documents in the carry-on luggage of your prized students- save Huawei the trouble.
I would imagine that there is a fairly solid reason most of the governments world-wide are hesitant beyond belief of this company, but I guess you must have missed that memo – either that or they’re throwing too much cash at you for you to care.

Same thing happens at ‘freedom loving’ country borders too and in some cases worse than less than democratic countries.

The day the USA starts to farm organs from political prisoners is the day I will start considering there is any equivalence between our democratic allies and the totalitarians on the other side.

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johnboy 10:11 am
03 Sep 13
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Heard of Steve Jobs have you?

15
milkman 10:20 am
03 Sep 13
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It will be interesting to see if this has any impact on future security vetting of these lucky few.

A word to the wise? Go back and read post 3.

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