The Chinese gov't wants to control all points from A->Z when it comes to information exchange.
You got point there. What I do not like is how they use open global communications and information sharing on Internet to build knowledge and know-how, but then close off to provide their knowledge back to world. It's kind of leeching and hypocritical from their side. They just project force and aggression when you ask them about their practices. Because in their core, that's what they are not capable off addressing. If you remove that from them, all house goes down crumbling.
That's why I think they can not be true world leader like US. They do not provide universal wisdom, culture, openness, leadership and vision that most of us can eagerly follow and identify with.
"You can threaten and bully me, but my resentment of you then just get bigger and bigger"
China for years has DUMPED steel in a predatory manner where it cost them more to make it than what they sell it at. The objective here is similar to how Saudi Arabia dumped oil once Fracking started taking off.
Yes, this is how they work. Other governments in the past history had done that too, all clear...
It also becomes an opportunity to insert backdoors into common products. ie: IP Sec Cameras.
Now I got it why are network routers (built by Huawei) so sensitive part of Internet infrastructure... They can "sniff" not only on cameras, but on any type of data. Including emails, chat, skype, bank transactions... ideal way to see what people are doing and to exploit that knowledge to your benefit.
No one really thinks of these things when they operate on a bean counter basis and think only of ROI. But hey it's great for stock prices.
Well that can not go like that forever.