Ted Cruz Co-Authors Bill Banning U.S. Officials From Using Products From Chinese Telecom Companies Huawei and Tencent

Ted Cruz Co-Authors Bill Banning U.S. Officials From Using Products From Chinese Telecom Companies Huawei and Tencent

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Missouri Senator Josh Hawley are planning to introduce legislation that would limit the usage by U.S. officials of telecommunications devices thought to be backed by the Chinese government, according to a Thursday announcement. Specifically mentioned in the proposed bill is Huawei, a company that has been accused of using 5G network technology to spy for China.

Charges were leveled against Huawei by the Department of Justice in February, alleging the company engaged in practices designed to obtain trade secrets from U.S. tech companies.

In a Thursday statement, Cruz said companies like Huawei, Tencent and ZTE functioned as “espionage operations for the Chinese Communist party, masquerading as telecom companies for the 21st century.” […]

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