US authorities announced a ban on the import and sale of communications technology from Chinese smartphone manufacturers and network equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE. These would pose an “unacceptable risk to national security,” the telecommunications regulator FCC announced on Friday, publishing a list of corresponding companies. The FCC wants “to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications,” FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement. The ban also affects surveillance technology companies such as Hangzhou Hikvision and Dahua Technology.
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