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Huawei and ZTE officially designated as 'national security threats'

The designation means that telecoms providers in the US are banned from buying the companies' equipment using federal subsidies.
Huawei and ZTE officially designated as

The US has officially designated Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security, blocking American companies from spending federal subsidies on their equipment.
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced the designation on Tuesday, repeating claims the companies have close ties to the Chinese Communist Party and China's military and pose a risk to America.
 
Mr Pai stressed that both companies were subject to China's National Intelligence Law of 2017, which could oblige them "to co-operate with the country's intelligence services"
"We cannot and will not allow the Chinese Communist Party to exploit network vulnerabilities and compromise our critical communications infrastructure," Mr Pai added.
 
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Wednesday 1 July 2020 16:35
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