US Attorney General William Barr speaks during a news conference in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday. Photo: Daily Memphian via AP

Huawei and ZTE pose security threat and ‘cannot be trusted’, US Attorney General William Barr says, backing ban on fund

  • US Federal Communications Commission is proposing to make rural wireless carriers remove and replace equipment from Chinese telecoms giants
  • Barr labels Huawei and ZTE national security threats, citing ‘their own track record, as well as the practices of the Chinese government’
Topic |   US-China tech war

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US Attorney General William Barr speaks during a news conference in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday. Photo: Daily Memphian via AP
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Ajit Pai believes that letting Chinese equipment into 5G wireless networks in the US “would open the door to censorship, surveillance, espionage and other harms”. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s 5G dominance could lead to a ‘dangerous’ internet split with the US, Donald Trump’s FCC chief warns

  • Beijing may aim to use superfast next-generation tech to build a separate, heavily censored internet, Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai says
  • ‘We don’t want the internet to be Balkanised,’ he says at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York
Topic |   5G

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Ajit Pai believes that letting Chinese equipment into 5G wireless networks in the US “would open the door to censorship, surveillance, espionage and other harms”. Photo: Bloomberg
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