China-based global giants like Huawei, Alibaba, Tencent, and more that have their services or investments in India may have to face action from the Indian Government side and that because of having direct or indirect links with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
There are seven Chinese companies to face this and they are Xindia Steels, XinXing Cathay International, China Electronic Technology Group, Huawei, Alibaba, Tencent, and SAIC Motor Corporation. As per our government “these companies are under watch and could face potential action”.
Among all the seven companies, Huawei is currently on focus to the world for its 5G technology and the issues it faces in the US, Japan, UK, and Australia. It got a ₹12800 crores of revenue only from India in the financial year2018-19. The founder of this company, Ren Zhengfei was the former deputy director at PLA’s engineering section.
Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent are an active part of the AI projects of China as well as military-civil fusion. As per the 2019 report of US-China economic and security review commission, “under China’s military-civil fusion policy, government-supported mechanisms, including venture capital (VC) funds…(are used for) leveraging the fruits of civilian innovation for China’s defense sector.”
Apart from the tech giants, here are some more Chinese companies in different sectors. For example, in the automobile section, there is a China-based company named SAIC Motor Corporation that sells MG Hector SUVs in India. One of its supporting company Nanjing Automobile was a vehicle servicing unit of the People’s Liberation Army.
On the other hand, the Employee of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) is convicted for spying on behalf of the military. It is believed that the technologies provided by this company are used for human rights abusing in the western part of China.
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