US government moves to block China Mobile from US market for security reasons
US government moved on Monday to block China Mobile Ltd from offering services in the US telecommunications market. The reason for the provision that blocks China Mobile’s request, according to the US government, is the possible risk for US national security.
In particular, was the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to say in a statement posted on its website that the Federal Communications Commission should deny China Mobile’s 2011 application to offer telecommunication services between the United States and other countries.
Quoting David Redl, assistant secretary for communications and information at the US Department of Commerce, the statement says: “After significant engagement with China Mobile, concerns about increased risks to US law enforcement and national security interests were unable to be resolved“.
According to the statement: “Concerns about increased risks to US law enforcement and national security interests were unable to be resolved”
To respond to the decision of the United States government is Lu Kang, Foreign Ministry spokesman, who urged related parties in the United States to abandon their outdated “Cold War thinking”.
Lu wishes to specify that China pays close attention to ensuring that its companies cooperate in full compliance with the laws of the country hosting Chinese funds. For this reason, according to Lu, that of the US government is an unfounded speculation.
According to Lu, the US government is speculating on a company that is perfectly respecting US rules and laws
Lu also added that in today’s market there is no point in drift apart foreign companies and that the United States should provide a fair and good environment for Chinese companies to invest and operate in the United States.
China Mobile, the world’s largest telecom carrier with 899 million subscribers, did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
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