FCC revokes China Telecom subsidiary’s operating license in the United States under the pretext of “threatening national security”

Press again!The FCC revokes China Telecom America’s business authorization in the United States on the grounds of so-called “national security”

Using the so-called “national security” as an excuse to suppress Chinese companies, the US government finally took action.

Reuters: FCC votes to revoke China Telecom Americas’ U.S. authorization

According to Reuters and other media reports, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on the 26th local time to revoke the authorization of China Telecom Americas to operate in the United States. The reason for the FCC’s decision is the consistent pretext of the US’s suppression of Chinese companies before, that is, the so-called “for national security considerations”.

Reuters said the FCC’s decision means China Telecom Americas must stop its service in the United States within 60 days from now, and China Telecom has been authorized to provide telecommunications services in the United States for nearly 20 years.

According to reports, the FCC claimed that China Telecom was “used, influenced and controlled by the Chinese government and is likely to be compelled to comply with the demands of the Chinese government without adequate legal process for independent judicial oversight.” The U.S. regulator further cited what it said was a “significant risk” to U.S. “national security and law enforcement.”

In response, China Telecom Americas Corporation responded. “The FCC’s decision is disappointing. We plan to pursue all available options while continuing to serve our customers,” a spokesman for China Telecom America told the media, according to Reuters.

In fact, the U.S. announced last year that it wanted to revoke China Telecom’s business operation authorization in the U.S. At that time, Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, pointed out that the so-called “protection of national security” excuse by the U.S. side was completely untrue and was in essence abusing the concept of national security. Suppressing certain Chinese companies. Hua Chunying emphasized that the U.S. abused its state power to suppress certain Chinese companies without producing any evidence. This is a denial of the market economy principle that the U.S. has always advertised, and it also pierces the hypocrisy of the U.S. so-called fair competition. We once again urge the US side to stop generalizing the concept of national security, stop unreasonable suppression of specific Chinese companies, and provide a fair, just and non-discriminatory environment for normal cooperation between countries.

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