US lawmakers applaud India’s decision to not allow Chinese companies to conduct 5G trials – Times of India

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WASHINGTON: Top US lawmakers have applauded India’s decision to not allow Chinese telecom companies to conduct 5G trials within the nation.
The Department of Telecom in India on Tuesday had authorised purposes of telecom companies Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and MTNL to conduct 5G trials however none of them could be utilizing applied sciences of Chinese entities.
“India’s decision to exclude Huawei and ZTE from its 5G trials is good news for the people of India and the world,” House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican and China Task Force Chairman Michael McCaul stated in an announcement on Wednesday.
“People’s Republic of China law requires any Chinese company – including Huawei and ZTE – to work for the Chinese Communist Party if asked,” McCaul said.
The previous Trump administration had designated Chinese tech companies as posing a national security risk.
The US is also asking its friends and allies not to opt for a technology that is controlled by the Communist Party of China.
“It’s a danger that may’t be mitigated until these companies are excluded from our networks, and I’m glad that India has acknowledged this menace. India has as soon as once more confirmed why it’s a international chief within the struggle in opposition to safety threats posed by CCP-managed expertise,” McCaul stated.
Congressman Mike Waltz additionally thanked India for its decision.
“Thank you to India for denying the inclusion of CCP-run Huawei in their telecommunications,” he said.
“As the world’s largest democracy, India can be a important ally in confronting China and securing our provide chains,” Waltz stated.


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