By Harold W. Reid, The Chicago Times
November 26, 2022
WASHINGTON – The Biden administration will ban new telecommunications equipment from Communist China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE due to potential risk to US national security.
The US Federal Communications Commission announced Friday that it will bar the sale or import of equipment made by communist Chinese surveillance equipment maker Huawei and ZTE along with Dahua Technology Co, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd, and Hytera Communications Corp Ltd. The decision to ban the communist technology giants is due to their ability to easily spy on American citizens.
“These new rules are an important part of our ongoing actions to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications,” said FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.
In June 2021, the FCC revealed it was considering banning all equipment authorizations for the communist Chinese companies. All four commissioners at the agency, consisting equally of Republicans and Democrats unanimously agreed to the ban.