Skip to comments.Feds move to block China-owned telecom service from operating in US
Posted on 04/09/2020 6:05:52 PM PDT by bitt
The Justice Department and other executive branch agencies recommended Thursday that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revoke and terminate China Telecom Corp.s authorizations to provide international telecommunication services to and from the U.S.
Today, more than ever, the life of the nation and its people runs on our telecommunications networks, said John C. Demers, assistant attorney general for national security.
The security of our government and professional communications, as well as of our most private data, depends on our use of trusted partners from nations that share our values and our aspirations for humanity, Demers said in a statement.
The Justice Department reviewed China Telecoms authorizations and determined the company had failed to comply with the terms of an existing agreement with the department. China Telecom is a subsidiary of the Peoples Republic of China state-owned telecommunications company.
In its recommendation, the executive branch agencies cited increased knowledge of the PRCs role in malicious cyber activity targeting the United States and concerns that China Telecom is vulnerable to exploitation, influence, and control by the PRC government.
The FCC last May voted unanimously to deny another Chinese state-owned telecommunications company, China Mobile Ltd., the right to provide service in the U.S., saying the Chinese government could use the company to conduct espionage on the U.S. government. It said then it was looking at China Telecoms license.
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Is anybody else getting calls in Chinese? I got one yesterday. My friend is getting them regularly. Also she gets the dialing sound whenever she mentions China on the phone.
I should hope so.
When are they going to move against CNN and MSDNC
Gotten them as well.
And yet PBS & NPR are still broadcasting their democRAT talking points and fake news.
Would there have ever been any logic to a Soviet-owned one operating here?
But chinese media like Cnn is still ok?
One down, 6 to go...
Found the paranoid nut
Do it like the Chinese do. Let them build the infrastructure then just take it.
More positive awareness due to the CV problem.
We need to do what Japan is doing re financing factories/plants outside of the evil Chicoms.
Who is the carrier?
OK, fine. Let’s block everything else coming from the ChiCom disestra.
I don’t know how to spell things.
Reviewing and recommending are great, but I want to hear: revoked.
But the Chinese can control our companies by offering them a piece of China for good behavior. If a company does business in China then it becomes a Chinese stodge.
F**K Everything China.
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