US regulators on Wednesday stripped Chinese state-owned Pacific Networks of its telecommunications license, the latest blow in the simmering confrontation between Beijing and Washington.
Washington had previously revoked the permits of China Telecom and China Unicom, and the Federal Communications Commission has now given 60 days to Pacific and its subsidiary ComNet to cut service.
“The companies’ ownership and control by the Chinese government raise significant national security and law enforcement risks,” the FCC said in a statement, adding Beijing could monitor or disrupt US communications.
ComNet did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
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