Times Investigates Hikvision's Chinese Government Control

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 16, 2016

The Times of UK, founded in 1785 with 1.6 million daily readers, has published a 2 part investigation into Hikvision's government control:

Two key quotes from the Times reporting:

Hikvision, a company controlled by the Chinese government

Hikvision grew out of China’s military surveillance wing and several high-ranking executives continue to hold positions in the Communist Party.

This is consistent with what IPVM has reported, such as Hikvision Chinese Government OriginHikvision and the China Communist PartyHikvision Exec Simultaneously Chinese Government Security Leader.

Additionally, IPVM was one of the sources and was quoted in one of the reports.

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**** *** "*******" ** *** ******. ** *** *** **** paranoia ***** ***'* ***** *** *** **** *********. * ***** that ***** *** ******* ****** **** *** *** ** *** back. ** *** *** **** ** **, *** ******* ********** are ******** **** ****** ******* ********* **** *** ******** ***** up ** **** *** *** *** **** ***** *** *****.

** **********.... ** *** ******* "*******" *** ****** ****** ***** the **** **** ***********. ******** ****** ***** ****.

* ***** **** ********* *** ********* ****** ******** ******* ** Viceland.

* ***** **** ********* ****** ******* *****'* *********** ****** ....** Robot - *** ******* *** ** ** *********!

*******!

***** **** ** * *** **** ***** ***, ****** **** holes ** * ********* ******** *** ******* **** ****** ***** on *** **** ** * ** **** ********* **** ***** over ******* *****. ***** **** ** * ***** *********, ***** agreements *** *** **** **** ***** ******** *** ***** **** at ***** **** ** ******** *** ******* ********, ** *** Japanese ********* **** ****** ***** ******** ****** *** ******* ******* rights ***

***** *** **** ****** ** ******* ******* ********** ** ***** without *** **** ************ *** **** **** ********** ****** '**' the ********* *** ********** *** **** ******* '**' ******** ******* to '********' **** *** **** ****** ***** *** ** ****** apply *** ********** ******* *** ********** ** ******** ** ******* local ******** *** ********** *********, ** **** ** ******** *** safety.

** *** ***** ********** *** **** ***** ***** - ** the ******* ********** ******* *** ****** **** ***** *** ** cars *** ************, *********** *** ********* ******* ****** **** *** Ford - * ** ******* ********* ***** **** ** ***** at * ******* *****. ** **** ***** *********** *** ******** already ** *****.

*** ** **** ** **** ****** ***** ** ** ***** time ** ***** ******** ********** ** ****** ******** ********* ***** agreed ********* *** ******* ************ - **** ** ******, ****, Ports *** ********** ** *** ******* ** ***********. ** ***'* really **** **** ****** *** ** ***** ***** ** ***** gas ******** *** ** ***** *** ** **** *** **** equipment ** ***** ******* ** ***** ******** **************.

**** ****,

**** ** ******* ***** **** ** ** ******** *** ******** might. **** ********** **** *******'* ******** ***** ** * ********* of *** ******** *******. **** ** *** ***** ***** ** their "******** *********" ********** , ***** ***** *******, ***** ** the *******, ***** ** *** ********. ** *** **** **** in ****. ***** ***** ** ** *** **** ***** ****** in *** *****, *** **** *** ***** ********* ** *** advantage.

***** **** *** ****** ****** ***.**** *** **** * ******* car ******** ******* *****! ***** ** ** ****, **** *** crap *** ***'* **** * ***** ****! ******* ** ** China *** *** ********, ***** ****, ** ********, ******** ***** the *****, ***** *** *******! ****** *****.

******** ******* **** ** ***** ******* *** ****** ** ****, killed *** ****** ******. *** ** ***** ****! *********** *** testing ** ** ** **** ** *** **** ******* ** fix ** *****.

***** ********* ****** *** ** ** ****, ******* ****** ***** like ******* ****, **** **** ***** ***** ******** ****** ** much ** *** **** ******, *** ***** ***** ******, ** and ****** *** **** ******* **** ***** **** **** ****, but **** ***'* **** **** ** ****. *** *** ****** in ***** ******.

***** **** ** *** ********** **** ** ** *****, *** get ******** ** *** ************ ** * ***** ******* **** channel.

****://***.*******.**.**/*******-******-****-*******-*******-******-********-********-*******

*** *** **** ****** *** ******** - ** **** ** - ******* ** ***** ******* ********* ********* **** ****** *** global ****** ** ****

****** **** ** *********** ** *** ** **** - ****: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25417332

** ***** **** ***** *** ******* **** ** ***** ** Huawei *** ***** ******* *********, ***** **** **** ******* ** anti-dumping ************** - *** **** *** ******* ******* ****** ** return *** * ********** ***** *********: ****://***.***********.***/********/****/***/**/*****-*******-*****-********-*******-*****

*** **** ****** ******* ** *** ****** ***** **** **** invest £*.*** **** *** ** *******: *****://***.***.**/**********/****/*****-***-**********-********-*****-*******-******-*******-************-****-****-****-***-*****

*** *********** ****** *** ****** **** *** ** ******: ****://***.*******.***/********/*******/**-**-*******-********-******.****

* ***** ***** *** ***** ********** ***** *** ***** ******* brands *** ******* ****** *** ******* ** *** ******* ** Friday *******, ***** *****'* ****** ****** ****** *** **** **********.

***** *'* ****** **** **'* ******** - * ** ***** it *** ******** ******* ** *********. ** *** ** ********** can ******** ***** *** ******* **** ** ********* ********* ****** then * *** **** ******* **** ** ***** ** ** China ******* ***** ***** ****** *** *** ********** ***** **** the ***** ****** ****** **** ****, *** *** ****** ** 'escalation'.

* ******** ****** **** *** *** ***** *** **** ****** here **** *** ***** ****** (*****, *** ***.) **** *** a ****-***** ** ********** ******-** ******.

***** *****'* ****** ****** ****** *** **** **********.

**** ******** **** ***** ** ****, * *** *** *** that ********** ** ***. ***** *** *** **** ** ** much ** ****** *** ***** ***** ** *** ** ***** differentiators.

* ******** ****** **** *** *** ***** *** **** ****** here **** *** ***** ****** (*****, *** ***.) **** *** a ****-***** ** ********** ******-** ******.

*** **** *** ***** *** *** *** * *** ******* (especially *** *** ** ***** ** ******** ******* ****). ***** a ***** ******* ** *****, * ***** ****** **** ****, but ******* **** *** ***** ** *********, ***** ** ** its *** ***** *** ***** ************ *************.

********** ******* ***** *** *** ** **** ***** *** ******* by **. ** ** * ******* ******* **** **** ****** on * ******* ********(* ******* **** *** *** ******* ** DH's ******* *******).

*** *** **** * ******* *******, * ******** ** ******/**** that **** *********** *** *** *********, **** **%, ** **** Capital- ** ******** *******.

** * ***'* ***** *** ********** ** ****** ** ***. Hikvision ******************** ** *** **********, **** *** *** ******* ***** ** the *******. **** ***'* *** ***** *** ***.

*** ***** ** *** (**** ***) *** ***** ***** ************* of ********** ********* *** ******** *** ******** ******* ******* ********** governments **** ******** ** ***** *****, ****** **** *** ******* below.... ** ****** ** *** **** ** ******* ********* (**** you ***** ******** *** *** *** *** ****** *** **** track **** ***** ******* ** **** ***** ******* ****** **** his ******** *******). *** **** *** **** ****** ** **** the ** *** ***** *** *** ***.

This 
*******'* ******* ******* ** *** ******** ****** ****** *** * lot **** **** ******* **** *** ******. ** *** **** by *** *** ***** ** ****** *** **** ***** ***** itself **** ***** ******* *********, **** **** ******* **** ** modload ******* ** ***. ** *** ******* **** **** ***** search ******* *** ****** ****** *** ********** ** *** ******* of *** ******** ****, *** ***** ****** ** ****** *** very *** ***** ********* ********. ** *** ****** ********* ** it ******'* **** ** ** ******* **** *** *******, *** it *** ****** **** ********* *** ********* ******* ** **** even *** ***** ********** ****** ** ******* *** ******** **** in '******* ***** ****** ** *** ****' **** ******'* ** visible. ** ****** ***** ************ **** ***** ************* ******* ******* of ******** **** *** **** *** ********, ** *** ***** shebang ***** **** ** ****** ******, ***** ******* ** *****, never ******* *** ********* ** ******** *** *****. ***** ** it ** ******* ********* ******* ********** *** *** ********. *** idea *** ** ****** ********* **** *** ***** *** ** a ******* ******* *** ***** **** ******* *** ***** **. To ***** **** **** ******'* *******. **'* * **** ********** for ********. **'* *** ** *** ***** **** ******* *** after **** ** ***** **** *******'* *******.

**,

*** *** * ********, **

  1. *** ***'* *** ** ** ******* *** ******* ***
  2. *** ***'* *** *** **** *** **** *** ******* ***, even ** ** *** *********.

***, *** ******* *** ***'* ****** **** ********, ******** ** may **** *** ********** **** *** ******, ** ***'* **** the ******* ** **** ** *** *******, ** ** ****** discoverable.

** ******, *** *** *******.

** ***** ** *** **** *********'* ***** ** **** *** not ** ********** *** ******* ** *********... ** ** **** governments **** **** **** ********** ** ***** **** ** *************** enter ********* ******* *** ******** - *** **** **** *** most *************** *** ** ***** *******.

*** *** ****** ** ***** *** **. **** ********* ****** that ** ** **** ****** **** *** *******, *** **** Hikvision ** ******* ** *******, *** ** ** ******* ** have **** **** ** ********* **** ***** **. ** ** start **** **** **********, *** *** ****** **** ******** ****** that ******* **********, **** *** ******** ***** ********** ****'* ****** to ** ** ********. *** *** ******* ***** *** **** the ********* ********* ** *** *** *****.

********, *** ***** *** *** ******* **** ******, ** ** much ** ** ******** ** ******. *** ***'* **** ** be ****** ********* **** **** ** **** ******* ** ******* over *** ***** ** ***** ** **** **** *********.

***, **** ****, ***** ** *** ***** ***** ****** *** truly ** ****. **** ** ** *** ******* ******** ** mobile *******. *** **** *** ***** *** **** ****** ** be ******** *** **** **** ********* ** ******. ** *** really **** ** **** ********* ** *********, ** ***** *** software ****. *** ***** ***** ***** ******* ****** ** **** more *********** **** * ****** ****** ** **** ********.

Genuine ********

** *** ****** - *** & ***** - *** '*****' ...how *** **** ******** ** ***** **** **** *** ***** Hikvision's ******* ******?

********* ** *** ******; *** ******** - *** **** *********** long-term ********** ** **** ***'* **** ****** ** *** **** government *******?

******: **** ******* *** **** ***** ** *** *** **********:*** *** ***** *** *** ******** ** ***** **** **** And ***** *********'* ******* ******?

********* ** ** *** ********* *********** **** * ** ***** ******** ******* ******* ** *** Chinese **********.

** **** ** * **** **** ** * *** **** but ****** ** ********* ** **** *** ***** ********** ***** away.

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