U.S House of Representatives again cracks down on banning government procurement of Huawei equipment

The United States, which has just been sued by Huawei, has once again used its usual tactics to “suppress” this Chinese company. The US government from purchasing telecommunications equipment, such as Huawei, from companies that are considered a “national security threat.

According to the U.S. Capitol Hill newspaper, a bill that the House of Representatives “unanimously passed”, known as the “Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act,” may vote in the Senate as early as this week.

Bipartisan lawmakers who support the bill claim in a statement that “ensuring that our networks are free from malicious foreign interference is vital to the future of U.S. wireless networks. Huawei and its affiliates constitute a significant US business and security interest Threat because many telecom operators rely heavily on their equipment.

The bill prohibits the Federal Communications Commission from issuing funds to purchase telecommunications equipment from “any company with national security risks.”

On the other hand, the bill also requires the FCC to set up a $ 1 billion project to help small and rural telecommunications operators remove “suspected network equipment” and replace it with products deemed safer.

It is reported that the House move is the latest attempt by the United States to respond to Huawei’s threat.

On the 22nd of last month, the FCC decided to initially list Huawei and ZTE as companies that pose a national security threat, and will ban U.S. telecom operators from using the “General Service Fund” to purchase Huawei and ZTE services and equipment.

Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responded at the time that the United States was accustomed to abusing state power and suppressing specific countries and specific enterprises based on unwarranted crimes. It had previously collapsed Alstom. Today I want to squeeze Chinese companies again. This kind of economic bullying by the United States is a blatant denial of the market economy principles that the United States has always advertised. If this principle does not need to be adhered to, other countries can do the same to American companies.

On the 5th of this month, Huawei formally filed an indictment in the US court, asking the court to find that the FCC’s decision violates the US Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Law.

Huawei told the Observer Network that the FCC’s decision was based on one-sided information and misinterpretation of Chinese law. Without evidence, it was determined that Huawei constituted a national security threat, not only violating the principle of due process of legislation, but also suspected Illegal.

Besides, the FCC’s “General Service Fund” is mainly used to improve telecommunications and broadband Internet services in rural and remote areas. Without the support of this fund, many US operators in remote areas will not be able to continue to obtain competitive Huawei products and services, and they will not be able to continue to provide reliable and high-speed communication services for public facilities such as schools, hospitals, libraries, and US telecommunications equipment. Competition in the market (especially 5G networks) will be weakened, and ordinary consumers will have to pay a higher price for network services.

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