I still laugh when I read the Hikvision Response from John's article:
UPDATE: Hikvision Response
Hikvision North America has sent an email special bulletin with the following response:
We have heard that Genetec is now requiring a special license / waiver for customers using Hikvision devices. This is an unfortunate decision for integrators, end-users and Genetec itself. Genetec has not produced any evidence that this decision is based on product technology
It is important to note the irony, if the PRC would have allowed Genetec (whose technology clearly is world class) to win such project, maybe Genetec would have been afraid to take such a strong stand against untrustworthy foreign governments.