US government officials and industry watchdogs have long voiced concerns about the import of Chinese technology to the United States due to the ability of the Chinese government to use state ran and subsidized industries to spy on US citizens, among other national security concerns.
US government officials have also voiced concerns over Chinese social media giant TikTok, which collects a treasure trove of data from US citizens.
This week, regulators from the FCC officially made the decision to ban the import of Chinese communications equipment.
The ban covers Chinese tech giants such as Huawei, which had a lucrative market in the United States.
FCC officials hailed the decision as the culmination of years of work from people on both sides of the aisle to protect US national security and the data of private citizens.
The Epoch Times Reports–
U.S. regulators have imposed a ban on electronic equipment created by several major Chinese tech corporations, citing national security concerns.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules on Nov. 25 that will prohibit the import or sale of Chinese communications equipment deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security.
The new rules will bar equipment from Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE from being imported into or sold in the United States. The order will also prohibit telecommunications equipment and video surveillance equipment produced by Hytera, Hikvision, and Dahua, as well as the companies’ subsidiaries or affiliates
By unanimous vote, the FCC concluded that the products posed an “unacceptable risk to [the] national security of the United States or the security and safety of United States persons,” according to a statement