Worried over “significant” national security concerns, the United States banned China Telecom from operating in the country, straining already tense relations between the superpowers to a greater extent. The move marks the latest salvo in a long-running standoff that has pitted the world’s biggest two economies against each other over a range of issues including Taiwan, Hong Kong, human rights, trade and technology. It also comes as U.S. President Joe Biden presses ahead with a hardline policy against Beijing broadly in line with that of his predecessor Donald Trump, whose bombastic approach sent tensions soaring.
Source: Daily Sabah
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