If this doesn't make you leery of every single piece of hardware made in the PRC, I don't know what will:
Backdoor Found in Chinese-Made Military Silicon ChipsWe all knew this was possible, but researchers have found the exploit in the wild:
...The chip in question was designed in the U.S. by a U.S. company, but manufactured in China.
Anything (and I do mean anything) manufactured in the PRC could well have some very special -- and undocumented -- functionality courtesy of the PLA (People's Liberation Army).
I am hopeful that most sophisticated buyers were already aware of this possibility.
Hat tip: badblue.com/tech.