Pathological Projection: China Says U.S. Seeks ‘Technological Hegemony’

( —In what might be the finest example of confession by projection, China has accused the United States of seeking a “technological hegemony.” Multiple outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and the Financial Times are reporting a possible change in U.S. policy to block all access to Huawei to American-built technology. The company was previously restricted from being able to purchase more advanced technologies, now they might be cut off completely.

Huawei Technologies Limited is China’s largest tech brand, selling smartphones, networking accessories, and other consumer technology all over the globe. Officials in the U.S. have been concerned with Chinese spying by building back doors into the technology which would allow them to do things like log keystrokes, track locations, or gain access to sensitive information stored on their devices. Huawei denies such accusations.

Previously the company was blocked from purchasing advanced processors, maps, music, and other services from Alphabet, Google’s parent company. That move severely damaged Huawei’s ability to manufacture and sell smartphones. They were still granted licenses for some less advanced technology, but the Biden administration is considering taking that option off the table as well.

In a stunning lack of self-awareness, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said the U.S. was “over-stretching the concept of national security and abusing state power.” Continuing, she had the gall to claim “such practices are contrary to the principles of [the] market economy.” If you’re not familiar with DARVO, the acronym stands for Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim Order and this seems like a stunning example of the technique, common to domestic abusers and totalitarian regimes alike.

The company has attempted to cut U.S. manufacturers out of its supply chain in order to ameliorate some of the pressure. “U.S. restrictions are now our new normal,” Eric Xu claimed. He’s one of three executives who take turns as chairman for Huawei. The company earned $91.6 billion in revenue during 2021, the last year data is available.

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