Hikvision Chairman Tours With Chinese Government Boss

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 28, 2016

Two China Communist senior officials toured Europe this summer, one was Hikvision's Chairman and the other was his boss, SASAC Director.

In this report, we examine what they were doing and how Hikvision is controlled by the Chinese government through the SASAC commission.

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-Eastern-Europe ****** ****** ??: as in *************** (**** ** ******) ************ (**** ** *********), *** *** ********, *** *** ********* neither * *****. ****** ********* ***** ********* ************ **** ** mother ****** ?

-Taiwanese ****** (*.*. ****, ********, ****, ******): does their U.S. friendlier/capitalist governments made them a more secure choice even though priced higher than mainland Chinese counterparts ??

-Korean ****** (*.*. *******, **, ***.): US-friendly government, supposedly no interference from South Korean government in their business decisions, but higher prices. But how much higher ? (has anyone done the job of comparing actually ? If yes, please share).

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-Western ****** ****** (i.e. Axis - Sweden; Milestone - Denmark): Not cheap.

-Japanese **** ****** (i.e. Panasonic, SONY, CANON, etc.): higher priced, less margin for integrator/re-seller, but aren't they made in Phillipines, Vietnam, Thailand anyway (so why the higher prices, japanese quality control) ??

Discarded *** ** ************ ********:

-Chinese ******* *** ****** (*.*. ********-*****): cheapest but lacking in software usability, bugs, quality issues with RMA, and high defective rates, etc. Some may argue: if Chinese government could influence a big one like HIKVISION, they could certainly control any smallerOEM as well.

-HIKVISION / ***** (********-*****): cheap, but with potential back-door snooping from Chinese government (presumably; but commercially this is a bad choice and potential big PR disaster). Backdoors may be for legit purposes (cloud automatic firmware updates, etc.)

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