Who would be worthwhile for them to purchase? Hikvision already has a strong beachhead on our shores and has made some recent gestures that point to pushing toward the enterprise.
Perhaps they could purchase a card access product?
Btw, did you get a chance to check out that link from yesterday about Phillips, a Dutch company, being stopped from selling their LED lighting division to China by the U.S.! For no apparent reason.
Maybe a sign of things to come?
The Chinese government directly owns many of these companies and the US government doesn't like the trend. I don't either, please tell me how secure your building/company will be when a Chinese government owned and operated company is the only remaining producer of IP camera's? IP controlled anything for that matter. A IP enabled lightbulb is an even more innocuous Trojan horse.
How indeed, when the software security of these products is relatively non existent and the majority of those companies put hardcoded admin passwords (backdoors) in their products?
China respects no international laws or governing bodies. All they offer is poor lip service to our intellectual property regulations. Why should we give them anything?
New stats show Chinese banks accelerating debt / lending:
And here is a Bloomberg article on it. They interpret it to be positive in the short term, since more money injected in the economy means more investment, more spending, etc. It's simultaneously being viewed as risky in the long run since it increases the risk of wasteful, inefficient spending. Net/net, these moves indicate that the race to the bottom will continue this year.
"...beachhead..." you say?
1. a defended position on a beach taken from the enemy by landing forces, from which an attack can be launched.
"...pincer movement..." you say?
The pincer movement, or double envelopment, is a military maneuver in which forces simultaneously attack both flanks (sides) of an enemy formation. The name comes from visualizing the action as the split attacking forces "pinching" the enemy.
Why the military terms? Are we at war with China? Or perhaps it's good 'ole "yellow peril."
The term Yellow Peril was coined by German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1895, but the theory that Asian peoples represented a menace to the West originated in the late nineteenth century with Chinese immigrants as coolie slaves or laborers to various Western countries, notably the United States.
Or were you all just being witty?
"Oh, hah hah! Yoo so wi-tee! High-yah!" (sarcasm intended)