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  • Sweden Bans Huawei, ZTE From Upcoming 5G Networks

    10/20/2020 8:58:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    STOCKHOLM—Sweden on Tuesday banned on security grounds the use of telecom equipment from China’s Huawei and ZTE in its 5G network ahead of a spectrum auction scheduled for next month, joining other European nations that have restricted the role of Chinese suppliers.The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) said the setting of the licence conditions followed assessments by the Swedish Armed Forces and security service, which called China “one of the biggest threats against Sweden”.European governments have been tightening controls on Chinese companies building 5G networks, following diplomatic pressure from Washington, which alleges Huawei equipment could be used by...
  • Top Maxine Waters Staffer Lobbied For Chinese Communist Party Military

    10/12/2020 5:12:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | OCTOBER 12, 2020 | NATALIE WINTERS
    DANA THOMPSON, A FORMER LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF COUNSEL TO REP. MAXINE WATERS, REGISTERED AS A LOBBYIST ON BEHALF A HOST OF CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY-LINKED ENTITIES, THE NATIONAL PULSE CAN REVEAL. Thompson, who also served as Chief of Staff for Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, was a former Principal at lobbying behemoth Podesta Group before co-founding Fulcrum Public Affairs, the “only 100% Black and Latinx-owned government relations firm in Washington, DC.” While at the Podesta Group, the project of Democratic heavyweights John and Tony Podesta, Thompson registered to lobby on behalf of three Chinese Communist Party-linked entities: a controversial telecommunications...
  • Time nears for federal contractors to dump Chinese companies

    07/01/2020 9:17:57 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 10 replies
    Federal News Network ^ | July 1, 2020 | Peter Musurlian
    Federal contractors have about six weeks to meet a provision in the 2019 Defense authorization bill that says they are not using any equipment from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE in their supply chains... This means state and local governments, as well as schools and libraries, who receive money from the FCC’s $8.3 billion dollar Universal Service Fund may no longer purchase, obtain, maintain, improve, modify or otherwise support any equipment or services produced or provided by these suppliers.
  • China, Italy, and Coronavirus: Geopolitics and Propaganda

    03/23/2020 2:14:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | March 20, 2020 | Theresa Fallon
    In Italy, China is no longer thought of as the origin of COVID-19, but as a friend in a time of dire need.Medics and paramedics from China salute as the board a Red Cross vehicle upon arrival at the Malpensa airport of Milan, March 18, 2020. Italy has been an alluring geopolitical prize throughout the ages because of its strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean, its wealth, and the useful skills of its people. Now it’s the turn of today’s rising power, China, to seek to extend its influence there. Last year, Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding...
  • Buying Huawei Technology ‘Like Buying Chinese Fighter Planes’, Shock New Report Warns

    09/26/2019 8:06:32 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 25, 2019, 04:27pm | Zak Doffman
    Earlier this year, Huawei-funded analysis had claimed that the costs for Europe to move away from Huawei were shockingly high, suggesting as much as $62 billion would need to be spent. This $62 billion figure comprised a range of costs that included replacing existing equipment and deploying new 5G equipment. And other industry players claimed this heavily overstated the need to replace legacy technology to deploy new 5G equipment. Even so, it was a number that grabbed the headlines, especially as it also suggested delays of up to 18-months. This difference in methodologies in calculating the likely cost to Europe...
  • FOREIGN MEDDLING: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GOING AFTER ELITE COLLEGES FOR ALLEGEDLY TAKING AND HIDING

    06/15/2019 10:40:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/15/2019 | luke rosiak
    The Department of Education has launched an investigation into foreign cash secretly flowing into U.S. universities and sent letters to Georgetown University and Texas A&M Thursday. A Senate report found that 70 percent of colleges that took money from a Chinese propaganda program broke the law by not disclosing it. Almost all of the colleges contracted to shape U.S. textbooks on the Middle East received massive funding from countries in the region. The Department of Education is going after U.S universities over supposed ties to foreign governments, after some allegedly took huge quantities of foreign cash and hid it from...
  • Huawei calls on Washington to 'halt illegal action' against the company

    05/29/2019 12:00:14 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 1:19 AM ET, Wed May 29, 2019 | Sherisse Pham, CNN Business
    Shenzhen (CNN Business)Huawei is pressing on with its lawsuit against the United States, challenging the constitutionality of a US law banning federal agencies from buying its products. The embattled Chinese tech firm said Wednesday that it wants Washington to "halt illegal action" against it, calling US restrictions on Huawei an attempt to put it out of business. American politicians are "using the strength of an entire nation to come after a private company," Song Liuping, Huawei's chief legal officer, said in a press conference in Shenzhen. Huawei has filed a motion for summary judgment, asking the court to overturn part...
  • German media: US equipment has backdoors, not Huawei's

    05/28/2019 6:06:31 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    Gizchina ^ | May 19, 2019 | Efe Udin
    On May 16th, German media published an article entitled “Europeans should not blindly follow Trump”, calling on Germany and Europe as a whole to not blindly follow the United States in its clampdown against Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese telecom equipment suppliers.
  • Top Obama officials aid Chinese firm ('Huawei') targeted by Trump order....

    05/15/2019 10:28:32 PM PDT · by caww · 9 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/16/2019 | Jerry Dunleavy
    Two former top Obama administration officials are working on behalf of Huawei, even as the Chinese telecom giant faces a Trump administration that increasingly sees it as 'a threat to national security'..... President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday likely aimed at limiting the influence of Huawei, ZTE, and other Chinese companies the U.S. intelligence community and law enforcement officials see as threats. But 'Samir Jain', 'Obama’s senior director for cybersecurity' policy for the National Security Council, registered as a lobbyist for Huawei in March 2019,.... and 'James Cole', who was Obama’s deputy attorney general from 2011 to 2015, has...
  • Joe Lieberman joins China's ZTE to ease national security concerns mid lawmakers' distrust

    12/14/2018 7:46:20 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/14/18 | Kevin Breuninger
    ZTE reportedly hires former Sen. Joe Lieberman to spearhead a national security assessment of its products. "There are obviously still concerns about the safety of their products or the extent to which their products could be used to compromise American security in any way or even individual security," Lieberman tells Politico in an interview. ZTE has "decided to really try to get ahead of those concerns and be in a position to answer them," he says. Lieberman adds that while he will register as a lobbyist, he will be focusing on his national security evaluation and won't actually lobby for...
  • Senate rejects Trump's ZTE deal

    06/19/2018 3:56:59 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 27 replies
    Axios ^ | 6/18/18 | Anon
    The Senate voted Monday night to reinstate the U.S. ban on Chinese telecom giant ZTE, which has violated American sanctions and was labeled as a national security threat by the Pentagon. Why it matters: The Senate's rejection is a strong rebuke, by lawmakers from both parties, of the Trump administration's decision to resurrect ZTE.
  • Congress Moving To Block Trump Deal With China's ZTE Over Iran Sanctions Violations

    06/13/2018 9:00:46 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | June 12, 2018 | AP and Reuters
    U.S. President Donald Trump's Republican allies in Congress are moving to block his deal to put Chinese telecom giant ZTE back in business if it pays $1 billion more in fines for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. The Chinese company has been accused of violating U.S. sanctions by selling sensitive equipment to both North Korea and Iran. After Trump announced his deal with China and ZTE last week, Senate leaders said they would seek to reverse it. Republican and Democratic lawmakers introduced the amendment. Among other things, it would restore penalties on ZTE for violating U.S. export controls and bar...
  • US hits China's ZTE with $1 billion penalty in deal to end crippling sanctions, Secretary Ross says

    06/07/2018 7:51:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/07/2018 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr. and Anita Balakrishnan
    The U.S. has struck a deal with Chinese telecom giant ZTE to end crippling American sanctions, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC on Thursday. The department said the deal includes a $1 billion penalty against ZTE and a U.S.-chosen compliance team. "We are literally embedding a compliance department of our choosing into the company to monitor it going forward. They will pay for those people, but the people will report to the new chairman," Ross said in a "Squawk Box" interview. ZTE's latest brush with U.S. regulators came after the company's business dealings with Iran and North Korea violated U.S....
  • Exclusive: U.S. may soon claim up to $1.7 billion penalty from China's ZTE - sources

    06/03/2018 1:35:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | JUNE 2, 2018 | Karen Freifeld
    Exclusive: U.S. may soon claim up to $1.7 billion penalty from China's ZTE - sources Karen Freifeld (Reuters) - The Trump administration may soon claim as much as $1.7 billion penalty from ZTE Corp (000063.SZ), as it looks to punish and tighten control over the Chinese telecommunications company before allowing it back into business, according to people familiar with the matter. The Commerce Department is also seeking unfettered site visits to verify U.S. components are being used as claimed by ZTE, and wants it to post calculations of the U.S. components in its products on a website, the people said....
  • More than 60 Dem lawmakers demand ethics investigation into Trump's relationship with China

    05/27/2018 6:12:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-27-2018 | Mary Tyler March
    More than 60 Democratic representatives are demanding an ethics investigation into President Trump's ties to China, following the president's recent push to rescue Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) posted a letter to David Apol, acting head of the federal government's ethics office, to Twitter on Sunday, stating that the request was prompted by Trump "advocating" for ZTE just days after the Chinese government gave one of the president's business endeavors a $500 million loan. In the letter, lawmakers say the business dealing between the Trump Organization and China may have violated U.S. laws forbidding public officials from...
  • Rubio, in challenge to Trump, suggests Congress will act against ZTE

    05/27/2018 5:19:21 PM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2018 | Karoun Demirjian
    In a direct challenge to President Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio suggested Sunday that Congress would take steps to prevent the Chinese tech firm ZTE from being able to operate in the United States. Trump had announced last week that he would allow the telecom giant to ”reopen,” in a stunning reversal after the United States had imposed[snip] The senator did not go into specifics about what kind of legislative measure Congress might pursue to block the president. The annual defense authorization bills being considered in Congress already contain a prohibition on the federal government using Huawei and ZTE products. Rubio...
  • Trump strikes deal with China over ZTE

    05/25/2018 4:48:43 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 hours ago | John Roberts
    President Trump told Fox News on Friday he has struck a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping to ease U.S. sanctions imposed on Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE. The Commerce Department last month blocked China's ZTE from importing American components for seven years, accusing it of misleading U.S. regulators after it last year settled charges of violating sanctions against Iran and North Korea. The ban was a virtual death sentence for ZTE, which relies on U.S. parts. The Trump administration, though, caused controversy by putting ZTE in play amid trade negotiations. According to Trump, Xi recently called him to ask if...
  • ZTE revenues fall $2bn as US sanctions bite

    05/23/2018 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 1 replies
    Financial Times ^ | May 23, 2018 | Emily Feng and Louise Lucas
    ZTE, the Chinese telecoms equipment maker, is estimated to have lost more than $2bn in revenue since the imposition of a ban on the supply of US components by Washington last month, according to calculations based on last year’s figures. ZTE reported full-year revenues of Rmb108.8bn ($17bn) in 2017, or an average of $1.4bn a month. The US ban on supplying parts to ZTE — after the group was found to have violated sanctions against North Korea and Iran — was imposed roughly six weeks ago, implying lost revenues of more than $2bn. The potential reversal of the US ban...
  • Trump Denies Reaching Deal With China on ZTE

    05/22/2018 5:50:20 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley
    President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was not happy with how recent trade talks with China had gone, and said the United States had not reached a deal to suspend penalties on the Chinese telecom firm ZTE, disputing reports that the administration had decided to go easy on the company in return for trade concessions. “There is no deal. We will see what happens,” Mr. Trump said ... Also on Tuesday, a bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to key trade officials in the administration urging them to protect national security interests during the China trade negotiations, including...
  • Senate panel overwhelmingly approves amendment blocking Trump on ZTE

    05/22/2018 12:27:32 PM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 May 2018 | Harper Reidig
    A Senate panel on Tuesday rebuked President Trump's efforts to ease sanctions on the Chinese telecom firm ZTE, which the intelligence community and trade regulators have warned poses a national security risk for the U.S. The Senate Banking Committee approved an amendment in an overwhelming and bipartisan 23-2 vote that would block Trump from easing sanctions on ZTE without first certifying to Congress that the company is complying with U.S. law. The move comes the same day The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump administration and China are closing in on a deal to ease off ZTE in exchange...