• - US President signs new law to impose more restrictions on Huawei and ZTE

    US President signs new law to impose more restrictions on Huawei and ZTE
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    US President Joe Biden signed a new law on Thursday, November 11, 2021, in which companies such as Huawei and ZTE (which are considered security threats in the law), New licenses for equipment are prohibited by US regulators. The Secure Equipment Act is the latest attempt by the US government to put pressure on Chinese technology companies and telecommunications companies, which was unanimously approved by the US Senate on October 28 and approved by a 420 to 4 vote in the House of Representatives. . US President signs new law to impose more restrictions on Huawei and ZTE

    The new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Act will no longer review or approve any license applications for equipment that poses an unacceptable risk to US national security.

    Brendan Carr "The FCC has approved more than 3,000 requests from Huawei since 2018," he said. "The United States will help." "We have already determined that these [Chinese] devices pose an unacceptable risk to our national security, so closing what I call Huawei's legal vacuum is a good thing for us to do," Brendan said.

    In March, the FCC named five Chinese companies as national security threats under a 2019 law to protect US communications networks. The five companies besides Huawei and ZTE include Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Hytera Communications Corp. and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co. The commission also unanimously voted in June to push ahead with a plan to ban the approval of equipment provided by the companies on the US communications network, which would require lawmakers to enact legislation to force it to do so. US President signs new law to impose more restrictions on Huawei and ZTE

    FCC vote in this regard with reaction Confronted the Chinese government; Where Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian spoke of the United States' abuse of "national security and state power, without providing any evidence to pressure Chinese companies." The FCC's sphere of influence in this area extends not only to subsequent contracts for Chinese equipment, but also to the fact that under the proposed rules, which also received initial approvals in June, the commission could revoke previous licenses for Chinese equipment in the past!/p>

    The US government has taken action against companies such as ZTE and Huawei over the past few years because of what it calls "close ties to the Chinese Communist Party." These companies, however, could apply for a license, provided there was no federal investment, so the FCC pressured lawmakers to pass the Secure Equipment Act to end the affair. have given. Earlier this year, the FCC announced a $ 1.9 billion program called Rip and Replace to help the US telecommunications sector replace Huawei and ZTE equipment that may still be in use. Is considered. "Huawei and ZTE are probably the most prominent companies that still have American data in their well-equipped networks," said Steve Scalise, a minority member of the US House of Representatives. Huawei has not yet responded to the new rule, but last summer called the FCC's proposed revision "incorrect and an unnecessary sanction." The signing of the law comes just days before US President Joe Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, which is scheduled to take place during a virtual event on Monday.

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