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US weighs revoking China Telecom's license

Regulator likely to accept recommendations from government agencies

The U.S. is afraid of possible theft of data and cyberattacks. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday said it would consider revoking a business license granted to Chinese state-owned telecommunications giant China Telecom.

The administration is concerned that the Chinese government will launch cyberattacks or steal information through China Telecom and has identified the company as a national security threat.

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