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US tries to block China Mobile’s entry

Washington, July 3: The administration of US President Donald Trump has recommended that state-owned China Mobile, the world’s biggest cell phone carrier, be denied a licence to operate in the US. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which is a part of the US Department of Commerce, cited national security risks in a statement sent on Monday to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an independent agency that will take the final decision, with its recommendations, Efe reported on Tuesday. “After significant engagement with China Mobile, concerns about increased risks to US law enforcement and national security interests were unable to be resolved,” David Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the US Department of Commerce, said in a statement. (IANS)

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