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Trade war

China Mobile latest to feel chill as US freezes out Chinese tech

FCC opposition to telecom company follows clampdown on Huawei and ZTE

U.S. authorities are concerned that China Mobile, a state-owned enterprise, will compromise national security if allowed to operate on American soil.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI -- China Mobile looks likely to join a growing list of Chinese businesses blackballed in the U.S. as a national security risk.

Washington has already tightened the screws on telecom equipment suppliers Huawei Technologies and ZTE, fearing that allowing the Chinese companies access to U.S. networks would raise the risk of espionage and cyberattacks. Now China Mobile finds itself in the crosshairs, too.

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