Chinese presidential plane bugged
January 19, 2002 11:01 AM   Subscribe

Chinese presidential plane bugged with advanced satellite spying devices. Could this be a rerun of the spyplane incident? (News link also at the Financial Times and Yahoo! News)
posted by dai (7 comments total)
Personally, I don't think so - no American soldiers are involved, no lives were lost. But really, if this incident did turn out to be true, then I would suggest that the American firms spend a little more time on research and development, and perhaps pay a little more attention on quality control. Bugs aren't supposed to be found, especially not by the Chinese military.
posted by dai at 11:18 AM on January 19, 2002

Chinese ought to know better than to buy from us, a potential enemy. They at least will not use Microsoft for pcs (govt.) .
posted by Postroad at 11:23 AM on January 19, 2002

This could easily be a plant by the Chinese themselves. What better way to get rid of West leaning officials.
posted by geoff. at 11:47 AM on January 19, 2002

Or more in keeping with pre 9/11 politics just more cat and mouse games to bring back the cold war. Posted a little something about that at slashdot earlier.
posted by skallas at 12:00 PM on January 19, 2002

This could easily be a plant by the Chinese themselves.
That's what was being said on the TV news here (Barcelona) because the inside was done under the watch of Chinese secret service. Do they have spy satellites? And what's with the one in the toilet? Cheap laughs.
posted by Zootoon at 12:06 PM on January 19, 2002

Between the American and Chinese government's antics and geoff. 's comment,
I agree that we're back in the cold war here. Time to bring out
the big guns
, folks.

posted by jonmc at 3:29 PM on January 19, 2002

Tiny, Wireless, for security and fun!

The new x10 satilte mic. For the board room, for the bedroom.
posted by delmoi at 6:36 PM on January 19, 2002

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