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U.S. Seeks to Block China Mobile's Entry, Escalating Tension

  • FCC is recommended to reject 2011 application to enter U.S.
  • China and U.S. in quarrel over trade, intellectual property
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President Trump is moving against allowing China Mobile to enter the U.S. market. Bloomberg’s Joe Sobczyk reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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The U.S. moved to block China Mobile Ltd. from entering its telecommunications market on national security grounds, launching another salvo in the fight between the world’s two biggest economies days before they’re expected to impose tariffs on each other over trade.

The Federal Communications Commission should deny state-backed China Mobile’s seven-year-old application to offer international voice traffic between the U.S. and foreign countries, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration said in an email on Monday. NTIA, a branch of the Commerce Department, said China Mobile’s entry "would pose unacceptable national security and law enforcement risks.”