February 8, 2023

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The US Bans Huawei, ZTE Telecommunications Equipment Sales Over Chinese Spying Fears

The US Bans Huawei, ZTE Telecommunications Equipment Sales Over Chinese Spying Fears

The U.S. government “has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE,” reports CNN, “because they pose ‘an unacceptable risk’ to US national security.”

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopted the final rules, which also bar the sale or import of equipment made by China’s surveillance equipment maker Dahua Technology, video surveillance firm Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and telecoms firm Hytera Communications.

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

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

Read more of this story at Slashdot.