This started during the Trump admin….
America is moving to sever some connections with China , a country it does a 1/2 Trillion dollars in trade with…..
A country that makes no bones about its goal of overtaking as the planet’s leading economic power anyway it can….
Agency staff said the company, a subsidiary of China Telecom, poses a national security risk to the U.S. and is both subject to exploitation by the Chinese government and highly likely to comply with Beijing’s requests, which could mean forking over customer data. The subsidiary, which provides phone and IT service, has operated within the U.S. for years and is headquartered domestically in Herndon, Va….
China Telecom Americas had unsuccessfully challenged that initial vote in court. A spokesperson for the company’s U.S. subsidiary didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
What’s next: The FCC is in the middle of examining whether to similarly yank the authorizations for multiple other companies with ties to China’s government. Rosenworcel said the example of China Telecom Americas sets a template the agency can follow with other providers, as needed….