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Feds move to block China-owned telecom service from operating in US
Fox News ^ | 4/9/2020 | Morgan Phillips

Posted on 04/09/2020 6:05:52 PM PDT by bitt

The Justice Department and other executive branch agencies recommended Thursday that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revoke and terminate China Telecom Corp.’s authorizations to provide international telecommunication services to and from the U.S.

“Today, more than ever, the life of the nation and its people runs on our telecommunications networks,” said John C. Demers, assistant attorney general for national security.

“The security of our government and professional communications, as well as of our most private data, depends on our use of trusted partners from nations that share our values and our aspirations for humanity,” Demers said in a statement.

The Justice Department reviewed China Telecom’s authorizations and determined the company had failed to comply with the terms of an existing agreement with the department. China Telecom is a subsidiary of the People’s Republic of China state-owned telecommunications company.

In its recommendation, the executive branch agencies cited “increased knowledge of the PRC’s role in malicious cyber activity targeting the United States” and “concerns that China Telecom is vulnerable to exploitation, influence, and control by the PRC government.”

The FCC last May voted unanimously to deny another Chinese state-owned telecommunications company, China Mobile Ltd., the right to provide service in the U.S., saying the Chinese government could use the company to conduct espionage on the U.S. government. It said then it was “looking” at China Telecom’s license.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: brakingbitt; china; feds; telecomservice
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1 posted on 04/09/2020 6:05:52 PM PDT by bitt
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https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/executive-branch-agencies-recommend-fcc-revoke-and-terminate-china-telecom-s-authorizations


2 posted on 04/09/2020 6:06:19 PM PDT by bitt ("I can't spare this man, he fights." A. Lincoln)
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To: bitt

Good!


3 posted on 04/09/2020 6:08:13 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: bitt

Is anybody else getting calls in Chinese? I got one yesterday. My friend is getting them regularly. Also she gets the dialing sound whenever she mentions China on the phone.


4 posted on 04/09/2020 6:09:08 PM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: bitt

I should hope so.


5 posted on 04/09/2020 6:09:22 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: bitt

When are they going to move against CNN and MSDNC


6 posted on 04/09/2020 6:11:36 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Queen Fancy Nancy Of North Poopistan)
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To: Missouri gal

Gotten them as well.


7 posted on 04/09/2020 6:11:54 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ("Progressives" (elitist Communists) "Love you to death".)
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To: bitt

And yet PBS & NPR are still broadcasting their democRAT talking points and fake news.


8 posted on 04/09/2020 6:11:56 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: bitt

Would there have ever been any logic to a Soviet-owned one operating here?


9 posted on 04/09/2020 6:14:49 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: bitt

But chinese media like Cnn is still ok?


10 posted on 04/09/2020 6:17:03 PM PDT by Trump.Deplorable
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To: bitt

One down, 6 to go...


11 posted on 04/09/2020 6:18:48 PM PDT by meyer (WWG1WGA, MAGA!)
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To: Missouri gal

Found the paranoid nut


12 posted on 04/09/2020 6:18:59 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: bitt

Do it like the Chinese do. Let them build the infrastructure then just take it.


13 posted on 04/09/2020 6:20:36 PM PDT by enduserindy (I’m done explaining basic math and the definition of freedom.)
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To: bitt

More positive awareness due to the CV problem.

We need to do what Japan is doing re financing factories/plants outside of the evil Chicoms.


14 posted on 04/09/2020 6:21:57 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Evolution works! Can not stand the heat! Get off the planet! Gorebull Warming weeding out the weak!)
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To: Missouri gal

Who is the carrier?


15 posted on 04/09/2020 6:30:15 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: bitt

OK, fine. Let’s block everything else coming from the ChiCom disestra.


16 posted on 04/09/2020 6:39:41 PM PDT by Theophilous Meatyard III (P)
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To: Theophilous Meatyard III

I don’t know how to spell things.


17 posted on 04/09/2020 6:40:47 PM PDT by Theophilous Meatyard III (P)
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To: bitt

Reviewing and recommending are great, but I want to hear: revoked.


18 posted on 04/09/2020 6:49:11 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The greatest wealth is to live content with little. -Plato)
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But the Chinese can control our companies by offering them a piece of China for good behavior. If a company does business in China then it becomes a Chinese stodge.


19 posted on 04/09/2020 6:58:29 PM PDT by poinq
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To: bitt

F**K Everything China.


20 posted on 04/09/2020 6:59:54 PM PDT by onona
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