“Risk to national security”: US vetoes sales of equipment from Chinese Huawei and ZTE

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The clash between Chinese media companies and the US government continues. Joe Biden’s management has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE as they pose “an unacceptable risk” to US national security.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopted final rules, which also bar the sale or import of equipment from Chinese surveillance equipment maker Dahua Technology, from video surveillance firm Hangzhou Hikvision Digital. Technology and telecommunications company Hytera Communications.

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The move represents Washington’s latest crackdown on Chinese tech giants amid fears that Beijing could use them to spy on Americans.

“These new rules are an important part of our ongoing efforts to protect the American people from threats to national security involving telecommunications,” said Communications Regulator Jessica Rosenworcel in a statement.

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Huawei declined to comment. ZTE, Dahua, Hytera and the Chinese embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Hikvision said in a statement that its products do not threaten US security.

Source: CNN Brasil

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