FCC revokes China Unicom’s authorization to operate in U.S.

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WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday voted to revoke the authorization for China Unicom’s (0762.HK) U.S. unit to operate in the United States, citing national security concerns.

The 4-0 vote to revoke the authority that had been granted in 2002 is the latest move by the American regulator to bar Chinese telecommunications carriers from the United States because of national security concerns.

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