The FCC logo hanging from the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington DC on December 14, 2017. /Picture=Munnews
[Beijing = Correspondent Jeong-woo Jung] The US Federal Communications Commission canceled business licenses in the United States of Chinese telecommunication company Pacific Networks and its subsidiary Comnet on the 16th, citing “national security concerns,” major foreign media reported.
According to foreign media on the 18th, the FCC made this decision, saying that two companies operating in the United States since 2001 are effectively owned and controlled by the Chinese government.
However, Chinas Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gaofeng protested against the FCCs decision, saying, “The United States should immediately stop the groundless suppression of Chinese companies and stop politicizing trade and economic issues.”
The FCC is revoking licenses for Chinese telecom companies to operate in the U.S. one after another.
In January, China Unicom America, a US subsidiary of China Unicom, and China Telecom America, a US subsidiary of China Telecom in October last year, canceled their business licenses, respectively. All were cited as reasons for national security concerns. China Mobiles subsidiaries were not allowed to enter the US market for the same reason.