US lawmakers are reportedly asking AT&T, US’ second-largest wireless carrier to cut its commercial ties with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , a huge Chinese-based tech company and one of the world’s largest smartphone/telecom equipment manufacturer. Also, AT&T was urged to oppose plans by China Mobile Ltd, a telecommunications operator, to enter the US market. Everything is due to national security concerns, as per 2 congressional aides talking to Yahoo! News.
The issue with the Chinese based tech companies appeared after President Trump’s administration chose a tougher approach on China policies, compared to the ones initiated by former president Obama, ranging from chicom’s efforts to buy-out US’ strategic industries (Hollywood included) to China’s role in restraining that crazy fat kid’s communist regime in Pyongyang. Earlier in January, AT&T scrapped a plan to provide its customers with Huawei-made smartphones after a number of Congressmen opposed the idea and lobbied federal regulators about the issue(basically, AT&T was forced to do it).
Also, a number of Chinese acquisitions were blocked by the Federal Government, citing national security concerns, like the proposed take-over of MoneyGram International Inc. by Ant Financial. US lawmakers warned AT&T and other tech companies that their ties with Huawei or China Mobile may affect their future prospects of doing business with the Federal Government. One of the commercial ties with Huawei that need to be severed by AT&T regards the standards for the high-speed next generation 5G network. Back in 2012, 2 major Chinese IT/telecom manufacturers, Huawei and ZTE, were subject of a Federal investigation into whether their hardware threatened critical US infrastructure. A member of of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Michael Wessel, was quoted as saying recently:
“The next wave of wireless communication has enormous economic and national security implications. China’s participation in setting the standards and selling the equipment raises many national security issues that demand strict and prompt attention,”
A thing that’s rarely (if ever) mentioned in the left wing corporate media is that China is the number one espionage agent in the United States. I just read an article describing how an army base was removing Chinese-made security cameras. How in the world do we get to the point that the U.S. military is using Chinese electronics? Are we going to contract Russia next, to build our military vehicles? All of our Chinese-made electronics could have national security threats built into them, ranging from our smartphones (even the President uses a smartphone and all iPhones are made in China) to our routers, smart TVs and so forth and so on.