By Atom Bergstrom
It’s the CHINA WAY.
According to Wikipedia (last edited Jan.14, 2021) …
In January 2021, the inaugural committee of president-elect Joe Biden returned a $500 donation from (Barbara) Boxer after Boxer registered as a foreign agent on behalf of Hikvision, a Chinese manufacturer of surveillance equipment. The company had been sanctioned by the US government in 2019 for its alleged involvement in the persecution of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region.”
Hikvision (Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.) is doing a thriving business with U.S. corporations, including Movidius, a subsidiary of Intel Corporation.
According to Wikipedia (last edited Dec.28, 2020) …
“The Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick (NCS) is a tiny fanless deep-learning device that can be used to learn AI programming at the edge. NCS is powered by the same low-power, high-performance Intel Movidius Vision Processing Unit that can be found in millions of smart security cameras, gesture-controlled drones, industrial machine vision equipment, and more. Supported frameworks are TensorFlow and Caffe.”
According to Wikipedia (last edited Jan.12, 2021) …
“The U.S. government banned Hikvision from receiving government contracts in August 2019 due to security concerns. In October 2019, Hikvision was formally placed on the Entity List by the U.S. government for its role in surveillance of Uyghurs in Xinjiang and of other ethnic and religious minorities in China.
“In response to the bans and sanctions, Hikvision hired lobbyists including former senator David Vitter.”