White House Considers Barring Chinese Telecom Sales as Tensions Mount [telecom]

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An executive order is being considered to raise the barrier for sales
of equipment in the United States by companies like Huawei and ZTE,
people briefed on the discussions said.

By Ana Swanson And Cecilia Kang

The executive order, which could be released within days, is expected
to raise the barrier for government agencies to buy products from
foreign telecom equipment providers like Huawei and ZTE, two of
China's most prominent technology firms. Private government
contractors may also be restricted from buying foreign telecom
products, which the United States believes may be vulnerable to
Chinese espionage or disruption.


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