China Plants Microchips China is believe to have the ability to spy on people around the world through the microchips implanted in its exported goods. China implants microchips in many of its electronic products, including computers, laptops, speakers, smartwatches, refrigerators, light bulbs and other equipment that can be controlle via apps. The data transfer mechanism from the device is carrie out by plugging in a cellular Internet of Things (IoT) microchip to then collect data and send it via the 5G network.
With this technology, China has the ability to monitor the movement of people, weapons, and other supplies.
According to the report, China’s electronic goods have threatened four areas of security, including national security, economy, privacy and human rights. Three Chinese device companies namely Quectel, Fibocom and China Mobile have controlled 54 percent of the global market with up to 75 percent connectivity.
The three major companies’ customers come from international computing companies such as Dell, Lenovo, HP and Intel, car maker Tesla and card payment company Sumup. As with other Chinese companies, the three companies also don’t want to hand over the data they collect to the Beijing government.
This means that the Chinese Communist Party can gain access to as many devices as they want worldwide.
British diplomat who has served in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Charles Parton said ministers had failed to take serious action in tackling Beijing’s mobile IoT embedded in their imports. “China has seen an opportunity to dominate this market, and if it does, it can collect a lot of data as well, it can also make foreign countries dependent on them,” he said. According to Parton, even innocuous apps like agricultural machinery have also been equippe with IoT.
Which could help the Chinese find weaknesses in the UK’s supply chain. In addition, letting China continue to produce goods in large quantities at low prices will further exacerbate the dependence of the West on their products. Accordingly, the widespread distribution of goods will make it easier for the government in this bamboo curtain country to monitor the movements of the entire world.