China has removed some of the world’s most competitive technology brands from its purchase list. Some of the companies affected include CISCO, Citrix Systems, and Intel. “Since the Snowden incident, it’s become a real concern, especially for top leaders,” said Tu Xinquan, Associate Director of the China Institute of WTO Studies at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. “In some sense the American government has some responsibility for that; (China’s) concerns have some legitimacy.” This move is pushing China towards a more locally driven technology market. The danger in such a move is that foreign hackers might be able to hack into China’s cybernet.
Contributor: Ashni Nadgauda