March 11, 2024

Chinese-Made Cranes at U.S. Ports: A New Trojan Horse?

by The Journal

Nearly 80% of ship-to-shore cranes at U.S. ports are made by ZPMC, a Chinese state-owned company. In recent years, U.S. officials have grown concerned that these giant cranes could be used for spying on the U.S. China says these concerns are “paranoia-driven.” WSJ’s Aruna Viswanatha reports on why cranes have become the latest point of contention in U.S.-China relations. 

Further Reading:

- Pentagon Sees Giant Cargo Cranes as Possible Chinese Spying Tools 

- Espionage Probe Finds Communications Device on Chinese Cranes at U.S. Ports 

Further Listening:

- The Billionaire Keeping TikTok on Your Phone 

- How a Balloon Burst U.S.-China Relations 

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