U.S. bans new telecom equipment from Huawei, ZTE due to security risk

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The U.S. government said Friday it was banning the sale of new telecommunications equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. as well as video surveillance equipment from some other firms, citing national security risks. The latest move by the Federal Communications Commission reflects U.S. concerns that equipment produced by Chinese companies with potential ties to the Communist-led government may be used for espionage and other activities. New rules have been adopted to "prohibit communications equipment deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security f...

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