Massey’s useful idiots throw open the gates for Huawei’s Trojan Horse

In Kevin J. Anderson?s rollicking space opera epic, The Saga of Seven Suns, a mysterious race of robots offers its advanced technology to humans. Despite security warnings, the humans eagerly accept. Too late, they find out that the robots are genocidal maniacs, and their source code contains secret instructions that turns human technology into weapons of mass self-destruction.

Like the best science fiction, Anderson?s story contains a stark warning: beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

Unfortunately, like both the Trojans, and the humans of Seven Suns, Australian academics who shriek and faint at the very suggestion of a Centre for Western Civilisation are only too willing to throw open the gates of their ivory towers for Chinese communists bearing gifts. They?re joined by their New Zealand counterparts. quote.

Australian universities are forging ahead with partnerships ?between campuses and Chinese telco Huawei despite the government labelling its equipment a security risk.

Amid global espionage fears and just over a month after Australia banned the company from its 5G rollout, with the US poised to follow, Southern Cross University has moved to set up an on-site Huawei academy for its IT students.

University vice-president Allan Morris has launched a major defence of the company, and said Huawei?s technology was ?100 per cent? reliable. end quote.

The Trojans mocked Laoco?n?s and Cassandra?s warnings, too. That didn?t work out well. quote.

Huawei won a contract to replace the university?s internet network, telephones, CCTV and ICT services a few years ago?the move shows how some Australian technology education institutions are expanding their partnerships with the company despite security agencies effectively labelling the company a national security risk and banning it from supplying equipment for the nation?s 5G rollout.

The company has faced an international campaign of exclusion led by ?Five Eyes? intelligence-sharing countries, as analysts argue China?s intelligence laws force Chinese companies to assist authorities in spying abroad?Intelligence chiefs have argued that with 5G technology it is not possible to isolate ?high risk? equipment from the rest of the network.


Australia is not the only Western nation whose academics are undermining national security. Canada?s spy agency, CSIS, has warned universities there against collaborating with Huawei. In New Zealand, too, security experts are alarmed that universities are rushing to embrace the company founded and run by a former People?s Liberation Army officer. Quote.

?Huawei is believed to be capable of?bulk collection of data.?

?That also raises concerns about the nature and the extent of the relationship that Huawei has with several of our universities in New Zealand.? end quote.

I?m sure Whaleoilers will be less than surprised to find our old friend Massey University heading the list. quote.

It and other universities won?t be reviewing their Huawei partnership. Analysts say that?s a mistake.