Trump signs defense bill prohibiting United States government from using ZTE, Huawei tech

Trump signs defense bill prohibiting United States government from using ZTE, Huawei tech

Trump signs defense bill prohibiting United States government from using ZTE, Huawei tech

The White House has officially banned the government use of hardware made by Chinese companies ZTE and Huawei, including smartphones, routers, and similar devices.

The measure also includes provisions created to improve how the Defense Department handles reports of sexual assaults among the tens of thousands of children and teens who live and go to school on the military bases where their parents serve.

The 2019 NDAA bill bans USA federal agencies from using anything from Huawei or ZTE that is a "substantial or essential component of any system", as well as any technology that is used to route or view user data. "I would've gotten rid of everything, but as you know, one of our wonderful senators said "thumbs down" at 2 o'clock in the morning", he added, referring to McCain's rejection of one of the Senate's ObamaCare repeal plans a year ago. Trump's visit to Utica, New York, marked his first as president to an area he won in 2016. Huawei and ZTE have received a lot of flak from the USA government over suspicions of espionage.

"This is actually the second bill that has been named after Sen".

Legal action will of course be launched over the coming months, the United States is a big prize for the Chinese vendors, though we ponder how effective any challenge from Huawei and ZTE, or protests from the Chinese government, will actually be. John McCain, R-Ariz., during his speech, even though Congress honored the 81-year-old senator by putting his name on the annual bill authorizing military spending.




This caps off months of will-they-won't-they from Republicans, many of whom view the two major Chinese telecoms as national security threats. Chinese officials say it sets "long-term strategic competition with China" as a top priority and includes measures that aid Taiwan.

Prior to the ceremony Trump watched an air assault demonstration by USA troops at Fort Drum.

The report is expected to include an assessment of Turkey's participation in the F-35 program as well as the risks that would be posed by the country's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defence system.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in a letter to the Senate on July 7, opposed Turkey's removal from the programme, saying it could cause a disruption in a supply chain for the USA military and its partners while increasing other programme costs.

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