U.S. Blocks China Mobile, Citing National Security

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The Federal Communications Commission said that because of China Mobile USA’s ownership and control by the Chinese government, allowing it into the US market “would raise substantial and serious national security and law enforcement risks.”

The decision brings the Chinese telecoms giant’s eight-year effort to crack the US market to an end, but was not really a surprise since FCC Chairman Ajit Pai had publicly opposed the company’s application last month.

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