China’s government on Thursday called on Washington to drop efforts to expel three state-owned Chinese phone companies from the United States in a new clash over technology and security.
The FCC voted to begin revoking the companies’ licenses in the United States. The communist Beijing government is said to be in control of security threats. However, China’s foreign ministry accuses the United States of manipulating security issues to harm Chinese competitors. The decision adds to the escalating conflict between the United Kingdom and China over the ruling Communist Party’s industrial plans and access to American telecommunications.