This really gets my goat, as they say. We've asked, begged, pleaded with manufacturers like Dahua to use more reputable and preferably Western or Japanese technology companies, we will pay for it! 80 cents? Are you serious? Use the officially licensed technology... Free over 30,000 units? Then there is no reason not to do so other than ulterior motives (China only supports China, and they want to perpetuate China China China everywhere)
HiSilicon? Grain Media? Why not use T.I. or Intel- the marketing value of these names is worth the measly increase in price. Ulterior motives is why. It displays a lack of respect and partnership with Western Companies.
China is constantly replying with things like "it is ok, we think" and then they deny/ignore until you forget or give up. Well we don't think that... and we're the consumer. We're also Westerners that know the western market... which is NOTHING like China, so why wouldn't you value inside information/insight? Ulterior motives is why. If China continues to spread it's own ideas and ways of life instead of collaborating and cooperating and improving then it will ruin everything it touches, because they don't compromise and they don't respect anything but money. Even if they all stayed domestic and continued doing business only in China the whole Earth is at risk because their pollution is carried away by the wind and the oceans.
One last point on the Ulterior Motives angle, why would Tesla cars have a 30% tax? Not because it is "Advanced Technology" as they state, it is to protect Chinese electric car makers. The most recent currency manipulation might not seem important to the average American, but if you do the math it is a deceitful way of taxing American goods coming into their country, and making their products more expensive to us- and what alternative do we actually have? Again, Ulterior Motives.
Americans better wake up and read before they wake up Chinese. This isn't sinophobia or racism, this is economics. We've been engaged in a Financial war for quite some time now. Why the WTO doesn't wake up and act is beyond me.