[Global Network Express]Reuters reported on the 24th that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on the 24th local time that it had rejected ZTE’s request. According to reports, ZTE previously asked the FCC to reconsider its decision to determine that it “poses a national security threat to U.S. communications networks.”
Reuters: FCC finds ZTE poses ‘national security threat’ to U.S.
In June of this year, the FCC announced that it had formally identified “China’s Huawei and ZTE as a threat to U.S. communications networks.” Reuters said that would mean a ban on U.S. companies using an $8.3 billion government fund to buy equipment from the companies.
ZTE did not immediately respond to a request for comment, the report said.
In addition, the report also said that last week the FCC said it would extend the deadline to respond to Huawei’s request to December 11 “in order to fully consider the large number of records.”
In May 2019, Trump signed an executive order barring U.S. companies from using “telecommunications equipment made by companies that pose a national security risk” and placing Huawei on a trade “blacklist.” The FCC will vote on the rules on December 10.
At the end of June this year, the US Federal Communications Commission officially announced that Huawei and ZTE were listed as so-called “US national security threats”. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian responded to this at a regular press conference on July 1. He emphasized that the United States is accustomed to abusing its national power and suppressing specific countries and specific companies on trumped-up charges without any evidence. This kind of economic bullying by the US is a blatant denial of the market economy principles that the US has always advertised. Banning US carriers from buying Huawei and ZTE equipment will not really improve the cybersecurity situation in the US, but will have a serious impact on network services in rural and underdeveloped areas of the US, as the relevant US agencies are well aware.
“We once again urge the U.S. side to stop generalizing the concept of national security, stop deliberately smearing and accusing China, stop unreasonable suppression of specific Chinese companies, and provide a fair, just and non-discriminatory environment for Chinese companies to operate normally in the United States.” Zhao Lijian said. .