I Huawei therefore I Huawei

Lol, this is so Borgesian that I simply do not know where to look. Via Jennifer Duke of Domain who traveled to Shanghai as a guest of Huawei:

Shanghai: Huawei will push for a meeting between the Chinese behemoth’s top Australian executives and newly appointed Communications Minister Paul Fletcher to heap pressure on the government as the equipment giant doubles down on claims it will be a global 5G leader.

Yes, it will, through this very article, which is reporting on itself, while pretending to report on something else.

In short, Jennifer Duke just wrote a Huawei press release, then reported the same as an original, and will now force reality though this strangely paradoxical aperture:

Huawei has not yet put in a formal request to speak with Mr Fletcher, who is widely considered knowledgeable on the issues telcos face with network rollouts as he previously worked at Optus, though sources close to the business said its local office would soon push for a meeting.

Sources? Does Jennifer mean herself? Did she conduct this interview in the mirror or perhaps call herself on a mobile, both provided by Huawei?

I predict that tomorrow Ms Duke will write an entirely original opinion piece based upon a news report by Ms Duke derived from Huawei source Ms Duke that Huawei will imminently beat down the door of the Communications Minister which is clearly shut and bolted against it.

Houses and Holes

David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the fouding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal.

He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.

Comments

  1. Ronin8317MEMBER

    Huawei is announcing their plan to openly bribe an Australian politician, and a few million dollars can result in a few billion dollar in profit. Let’s see how it’ll turn out.

    • SnappedUpSavvyMEMBER

      could pay off Paul Fletcher MP is an insanely corrupt individual, pure scum, so they got the right guy to do it

  2. This is seriously a joke, and I hope the pollies know it as the security services do.

    This is just one little example, but there are huge numbers of ways they operate data collection/etc. in addition to their really sophisticated stuff, but we’re in trouble economically with them and they really have many of the cards now. It’s way more serious than a bit of hacking as we will see in times of serious disagreements with them. I have no faith that this is understood by our pollies.

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/03/how-microsoft-found-a-huawei-driver-that-opened-systems-up-to-attack/

  3. HadronCollision

    Paul Fletcher worked at Optus – he was Director Corporate and Reg, so pretty handy possie
    For some reason when at Uecomm I thought he was CE, shows how engaged I was!

  4. DominicMEMBER

    I really wish I was a journo or a pollie — I’m open for business and sure could use the money right now.