US bans Huawei, ZTE equipment sales citing national security risk


The move represents Washington's latest crackdown on the Chinese tech giants, Huawei and ZTE, amid fears that Beijing could use Chinese tech companies to spy on Americans.

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose "an unacceptable risk" to US national security.

The US Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopted the final rules, which also bar the sale or import of equipment made by China's surveillance equipment maker Dahua Technology Co, video surveillance firm Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd and telecoms firm Hytera Communications Corp Ltd.

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