United States: sale prohibited for new Chinese telecom equipment

An Honor smartphone from China's Huawei with the company's logo in front of the American flag (illustration photo).


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The United States prohibits the sale on American soil of new Chinese telecommunications equipment produced in particular by Huawei Technology and ZTE.

Americans remain wary of Chinese tech giants.

They fear that their equipment will be used to spy on them.


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The new list of sanctioned companies includes, in addition to Huawei and ZTE, the Chinese video surveillance specialists Dahua and Hangzhou Hikvision, as well as the telecom company Hytera.

In 2020, under the Trump administration, the Federal Communications Commission clearly designated Huawei and ZTE as national security threats to the United States.

President Joe Biden, in turn, signed a law a year ago that prevents US regulators from even considering issuing new telecommunications equipment licenses to companies suspected of spying.

The new rules that come into force today confirm this law.

The technological rivalry between the two powers has been raging for years.

Washington regularly points the finger at Beijing for hacking American companies or government agencies.

China still denies these accusations and says it is itself the victim of cyberattacks by the Americans.

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