FCC Falsely Designates Five Chinese Telecom Firms US Threats
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Biden regime hardliners continue Trump's war on China by other means.
Hardline policies aim to exclude Chinese enterprises from buying US high-tech equipment, exporting to or operating in the country — on the phony pretext of posing national security threats.
So they're unable to compete with US enterprises on a level playing field for customers in America.
Last week, Biden's FCC issued the following statement on China, saying:
"The Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau today released a list of communications equipment and services that have been deemed a threat to national security (sic)."
"The list includes five Chinese companies that produce telecommunications equipment and services that have been found to pose an unacceptable risk to US national security or the security and safety of US persons (sic)."
They include Huawei, ZTE, Hytera Communications, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Dahua Technology.
They pose no national security threats to the US or any other nations.
Biden's FCC lied claiming otherwise. According to acting FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel:
The above "list is a big step toward renewing trust in our communications networks Americans are relying on our networks more than ever to work, go to school, or access healthcare, and we need to trust that these communications are safe and secure (sic).
"This list provides meaningful guidance that will ensure that as next-generation networks are built across the country, they do not repeat the mistakes of the past or use equipment or services that will pose a threat to US national security or the security and safety of Americans (sic)."
In 2019, Trump's Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (SIC) compiled what it called an Entity List.
It includes "names of…foreign persons – including businesses, research institutions, government and private organizations, individuals, and other types of legal persons — that are subject to specific license requirements for the export, reexport and/or transfer (in-country) of specified items."
So-called BIS license requirements are all about blacklisting designated firms of targeted countries like China.
Last year, at least 159 tech-related Chinese enterprises were blacklisted from the US market — including tech giant Huawei and its 70 affiliates.
Targeted Chinese firms are involved in producing aviation related products, semiconductors, engineering, as well as other high-tech products and components.
Falsely claiming these enterprises act "contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States" is cover for wanting corporate America to have a leg up on Chinese competition.
Blacklisted firms are prohibited from purchasing US technology without Washington's permission.
Over 300 Russian enterprises are banned from the US market.
The same goes for countless numbers of firms in nations free from US control.
Falsely designating them national security risks is part of US war them by other means.
Unacceptable US actions encourage targeted nations to develop homegrown technology — to eliminate dependence on hostile foreign suppliers like the US.
In April 2020, enactment of the US Secure and Trusted Communications Act requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish a $1 billion fund to help small telecom firms remove existing Chinese equipment the Trump regime and Congress consider a threat to US security — despite none posed, no evidence suggesting it.
The measure prohibits using US subsidies to buy network communications equipment from Huawei and other Chinese tech companies.
According to former NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the spy agency considers communications through Chinese telecom firms like Huawei a threat to its ability to conduct surveillance.
Claiming these firms let China "engage in malicious cyber activity enabling economic espionage and disruption and misrouting of US communications" is false, misleading deception.
It's part of Washington's war on China by other means that includes propaganda war.
It's one of many US actions that aim to weaken China economically and technologically — hostile policies continued by Biden.
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