China opposes U.S. revocation of China Telecom license

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SHANGHAI, Nov 3 (Reuters) - China "resolutely opposes" Washington's revocation of China Telecom Corp Inc's (0724.HK) licence to run successful the United States, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said successful a connection connected Wednesday.

"In caller years, the United States has repeatedly sanctioned Chinese companies connected the grounds of nationalist information and disregarding facts," the regulator wrote.

"This is an unreasonable suppression of Chinese enterprises by maltreatment of authorities powerfulness and a superior breach of planetary economical and commercialized rules," it added.

MIIT urged Washington to reverse its decision.

Late past period the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to revoke the authorization for China Telecom’s U.S. subsidiary to run successful the United States, citing nationalist information concerns. The determination means China Telecom Americas indispensable present discontinue U.S. services wrong 60 days. work much

The U.S. authorities said successful April 2020 that China Telecom targets its mobile virtual web to much than 4 cardinal Chinese Americans; 2 cardinal Chinese tourists a twelvemonth visiting the United States; 300,000 Chinese students astatine American colleges; and the much than 1,500 Chinese businesses successful America.

Soon aft Washington's decision, a spokesperson for China's commerce ministry said that Beijing had issued a ceremonial ailment astir it. [B9N2PD02Q[

In March, the FCC began efforts to revoke authorization for China Unicom Americas, Pacific Networks and its wholly-owned subsidiary ComNet to supply U.S. telecommunications services.

In May 2019, the FCC voted unanimously to contradict different state-owned Chinese telecommunications company, China Mobile, the close to supply U.S. services.

Reporting by Josh Horwitz; Editing by Clarence Fernandez and Kim Coghill

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