June 12, 2020

US Weighing Whether to Revoke Chinese Telecom Licenses

Featuring Martijn Rasser

Source: Voice of America

Journalist Adam Xu

Officials in Washington are nearing a decision on whether to bar four Chinese state-backed telecommunication companies from operating in the United States.

A U.S. Senate subcommittee this week released a report urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to quickly decide whether to revoke authorizations for several Chinese telecom firms that have links to China’s government.

The report was based on recommendations from “Team Telecom,” an informal group comprised of officials from the Justice, Homeland Security, and Defense Departments, who urged the FCC to complete its review of the licensing of China Telecom and other Chinese companies in the U.S. as soon as possible.

Read the full article and more in Voice of America.

Authors

  • Martijn Rasser

    Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Martijn Rasser is a Senior Fellow in the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Rasser served as...