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  • Chinese in control of border

    Posted by mx-rider on November 9, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Originally Posted by Washington Post: U.S. urges Mexico not to buy Chinese scanners for the border

    TIJUANA, Mexico — As the Biden administration revamped security technology at the U.S.-Mexico border this year, officials learned of an unexpected national security threat developing on the other side of the Rio Grande. The Mexican government was preparing to purchase hundreds of millions of dollars of Chinese scanning equipment for its own checkpoints.

    U.S. officials worried that the scanners, which Mexico had begun to purchase from Beijing-based Nuctech, would give China access to troves of information about goods entering the United States. The company, which manufactures equipment to screen luggage and cargo, has strong ties to China’s communist government.

    An internal memo from April shows that Mexico’s customs agency transported nine Nuctech scanners to airports, seaports and border checkpoints, including three to the U.S.-Mexico border cities of Mexicali, Sonoyta and Ciudad Juárez. In the letter, Salazar referred to additional scanners being considered for the Felipe Ángeles airport in Mexico City, the Dos Bocas refinery in Paraiso and 11 seaports. Mexico is purchasing more scanners for checkpoints along its side of the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Nuctech reportedly was once led by Hu Haifeng, the son of former Chinese president Hu Jintao. The governments of Taiwan and Namibia have found in separate cases that Nuctech officials engaged in corruption in efforts to sell equipment.


    bajabros replied 1 day, 11 hours ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • bajabros

    November 30, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    How about closing our southern border with Mexico and stop worrying what the Chinese might be up to.

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