Trump moves to block China Mobile's USA entry, citing security concerns

Trump moves to block China Mobile's USA entry, citing security concerns

Trump moves to block China Mobile's USA entry, citing security concerns

It was back 2011 that China Mobile applied for a license to offer its telecoms services between the USA and other countries, under section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934.

The US government has moved to block China Mobile from offering services to the US telecommunications market, recommending its application be rejected because the firm posed national security risks.

And now China Mobile has become the latest entity to be targetted by the US. The United States is set to impose tariffs on $34 billion worth of goods from China on July 6, which Beijing is expected to respond to with tariffs of its own.

After significant engagement with China Mobile, concerns about increased risks to US law enforcement and national security interests were unable to be resolved.

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The move by the White House administration comes amidst growing frictions in trade between Beijing and Washington.

The news comes in the middle of growing tensions between the USA and China, following a supplier ban placed on its global telecoms vendor ZTE in April.

The Trump administration has advised the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny China Mobile from providing telecom services in the United States, citing risks to U.S. national security.

The FCC didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. "As a result, the Chinese government, through China Mobile, would have a greater ability to monitor, degrade, and disrupt US government communications".

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Mobile carrier Wind Tre signed Ericsson to provide base stations for 60 per cent of its network, Bloomberg said, displacing ZTE from a billion-dollar deal signed two years ago when the operator was named VimpelCom. In early June, however, the president eased restrictions on ZTE after concerns that they harmed US telecom gear makers that sold components to the company.

According to the NTIA, China Mobile could easily be "subject to exploitation, influence and control by the Chinese government" and this is why the agency recommended its application be turned down.

However, following some pressure from Beijing, the United States struck a deal with ZTE that would involve the firm paying a $1bn penalty, hiring a compliance team chosen by the USA, and replacing much of its management board, among other measures.

Still, the 205-page, heavily redacted document offered a window into the USA government's assessment of national security risks of doing business with Chinese entities, especially one with ties to the Chinese government as close as China Mobile's and in an industry as critical as telecommunications.

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China Mobile said it wanted to offer worldwide voice traffic between the USA and foreign countries, and didn't intend to offer mobile service within the US, according to the NTIA filing.

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