U.S. concerns about the PLA using U.S. imaging equipment sales to China for spying
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Washington Times reported on January 11, the U.S. government to China is exporting high-end imaging devices equipped with a space telescope, and The device can be used to engage the Chinese military high-tech espionage.
military analysts that the Chinese military can use this STA1600 high resolution space telescope to track and target enemy satellites and missiles.
reported that on January 3, Hong Kong, “South China Morning Post,” the disclosure of this transaction. The deal, including Chinese people, including many by surprise.
reported that Liu Qiang, the Chinese government researcher said in an interview: “The U.S. government’s attitude is not clear, so when the shipment arrived in a box of equipment, we are very pleased.” High-resolution commercial imaging equipment, such as digital cameras, usually not more than 12 million pixels. The STA1600-based imaging devices and up to 100 million pixels, is developed specifically for the U.S. Navy. Obama has been to improve the U.S. export control, trying to relax on some dual-use exports, but also expressed the hope to step up to the most sensitive dual-use export control products.
reported that recently, for access to space superiority, the Chinese space program has taken some important measures. However, in the manufacture of the highest-resolution imaging equipment, China is still behind the United States, which is China one of the few areas behind the United States. Given the export of dual-use materials and products are in the U.S. government’s strict control, this device naturally fall into this category.
reported, however, trade policy and the election-year look better than the imaging equipment involving the national security concerns. U.S. Department of Commerce and the State Council jointly to the manufacturer in California – Semiconductor Technology Association issued the export license to sell to China this imaging device. From the Chinese space program managed by the military situation, the imaging device will almost certainly be used by the Chinese army, to enhance its space intelligence capabilities. (Compiled: Spring) ★