Trump reportedly will ban Chinese telecom equipment next week

CNET | 2/8/2019 | Sean Keane
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President Donald Trump may sign an executive order that hits Chinese telecoms next week.

President Donald Trump is likely to ban Chinese telecom equipment from US wireless networks by signing an executive order as soon as next week, according to Politico.

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The administration wants to issue the order before Mobile World Congress, Politico reported Thursday, citing three anonymous sources. MWC 2019, the world's largest mobile industry show, runs from Feb. 25 to 28 in Barcelona.

The order, which was previously expected in January, would have a major impact on Huawei and ZTE even if it doesn't name them specifically. The two Chinese mobile giants have been accused by the US government of posing national security risks.

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