FCC Proposes Even More Stringent Restrictions on China

Technology Author: 石伟 Jun 18, 2021 12:29 PM (GMT+8)

Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said the new measures would "exclude untrustworthy devices and suppliers from the communication network."


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to ban five companies from selling specific telecommunications and surveillance equipment to the United States, including Huawei, ZTE, Hikvision, Dahua and Hytera, according to Bloomberg. The revocation of the authorizations might force schools and other American customers to change their camera systems.

A Huawei spokesperson, in an email, called the FCC revision was "misguided and unnecessarily punitive" and that was based on "predictive judgment." 

There was no legal basis for preventing the purchase of equipment related to a specific country of origin or brand, according to the company – it was also described as discriminatory. Furthermore, it had nothing to do with protecting the integrity of the US communications network or supply chain.

Dahua stated the company "does not and will never pose any threat to American's national security" and that the FCC's approach "is groundless," while Hikvision also indicated strong opposition.

Hytera held a similar view and added that this move is inconsistent with the US government's standard practice of risk assessment and mitigation.

Recently, in response to relevant questions, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the US government has generalized the concept of national security, abused state power and resorted to all kinds of subversive means to suppress and restrict Chinese enterprises.

The relevant actions of the US side violated market rules and destroyed market rules and order, which both damaged the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises, but also the globe, including the US itself.