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US bans sales of Huawei and ZTE equipment citing national security risk

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The move represents Washington’s latest jab at Chinese tech giants amid US fears.

The government of the US president, Joe Bidenprohibited the approvals of new equipment from telecommunications of companies chinese Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose “an unacceptable risk” to US national security.

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Friday that the final rules also prohibit the sale or import of products from Chinese surveillance equipment makers Dahua Technology and Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and telecommunications company Hytera Communications.

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The move represents Washington’s latest jab at Chinese tech giants amid U.S. fears that Beijing could use its tech companies 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,” FCC Chairman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement.

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Huawei declined to comment on the matter. ZTE, Dahua, Hikvision and Hytera did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The measures effectively prevent companies from selling new equipment in the United States.

The FCC said in June 2021 that it was considering banning all companies’ equipment authorizations.

All four agency commissioners, including two Republicans and two Democrats, backed Friday’s decision.

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