The US Financial News Channel CNBC quoted senior Washington officials as saying that the White House plans to take action on August 7 to prevent government agencies from directly purchasing communications, video surveillance equipment and services from Chinese telecom operators Huawei, and is expected to announce relevant regulations in the afternoon.
The report said that the new regulations will take effect on August 13. In addition to Huawei, the banned companies include ZTE, Hikvision, Hytera and Zhejiang Dahua, which are security concerns. The official said that if the contractor does not believe that contact with these companies poses a security threat, they can apply for an exemption. By August 2020, the ban will completely prohibit contractors from cooperating with the above-mentioned Chinese companies.
The report quoted the Office of Management and Budget, Jacob Wood, as saying that the government is committed to protecting the country from foreign rivals and will fully comply with Congress’s bill to ban China’s telecommunications and video surveillance equipment, including Huawei. device. According to the report, the measures are part of the expansion of the National Defense Authorization Act in 2018.
According to the report, the White House proposed to prohibit US companies from doing business with Huawei on a large scale, but the relevant laws have not yet been drafted. Huawei’s chief cyber security officer Andy Purdy defended the company when it accepted CNBC’s visit, saying that the company has tested international standards for all suppliers’ products in order to gain trust through verification.