State-owned Chinese firm’s Washington railcar bid faces spying, cybersecurity concerns

China’s state-owned rail-car manufacturer has shown increased interest in building Washington’s next-generation railcars, a development that could put the transit agency at odds with Congress over cybersecurity concerns and economic conflicts of such a deal.
China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CCRC) made a sponsored site visit last month for companies interested in bidding for Metro’s rail-car contract, which could exceed US$1 billion for its next-generation 8000-series… …read more

Source:: SCMP – United States & Canada

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