US to ban ALL Huawei and ZTE products over national security concerns
US bans sale of ALL Huawei and ZTE products over national security concerns: Five Chinese companies face new restrictions
- FCC votes on order banning all sale of Huawei and ZTE tech products in the US
- It comes three years after Trump first banned the sale of their microchips
- A draft injunction cites the need to protect America’s national security as the reason for the ban
- It’s the first time the FCC has ever banned a foreign product over national security concerns
- The US has already restricted which US products Huawei can buy
- It’s part of a more general effort to shut down China’s tech industry, led mainly by Republicans
The FCC will vote to ban all Huawei and ZTE products in the US over concerns about the threat the Chinese telecom giants pose to national security.
Axios obtained a draft of an order from FCC Chairman Jessica Rosenworcel, which cites the ongoing threat to US national security as a reason to ban the products from the US market.
It could have a detrimental effect on smaller telecom giants, which purchase products from Chinese companies at low cost.
Axios got a draft of an order from FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel citing the ongoing threat to US national security as a reason to ban the products from the US market
According to Axios, three other unnamed Chinese companies are also being looked at for their surveillance camera technology.
They would also be banned under the warrant.
The ban would be the first time the FCC has banned a product because of national security concerns.
Huawei and ZTE were first sanctioned by President Trump in 2019. He banned the sale of their microchips from US products, citing the need to protect “America’s information” at the time.
The ban caused the technical stock market to collapse.
The FCC order comes shortly after a disturbing report revealed that the Chinese were operating secret police stations around the world, including in New York City, to locate dissidents and “persuade” them to return to their native lands.
The Safeguard Defenders report claimed that as many as 200,000 Chinese nationals have been “persuaded” to return home as a direct result of the secret police stations.