House Bill: Existing terror laws provide Chinese Communist Party unrestricted access to sensitive telecom encryptions.

A new bill introduced into the house aims to officially recognize the CPP’s control and oversight of Chinese companies. The UK recently had minimized the concerns raised by the west over Huawei 5G networks, and resolution hopes to pressure them to re-evaluate the risks. The bill states that according to current terrorism investigation laws between the U.S. and the U.K., the CPP would have unrestricted access to sensitive encryptions, and core network segments. Here is the closing segment of the bill below.

Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that:

  1. the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is encouraged to reject or amend the National Security Council’s decision on telecommunications security in a manner that excludes high-risk vendors, such as Huawei, from the country’s 5G infrastructure;
  2. Huawei’s track-record of illegal and corrupt behavior is endemic to their operations;
  3. whether state-owned or nominally private, all Chinese companies, including Huawei, operate within a political and regulatory environment that removes their ability to act independently from or to refuse requests by the CCP;
  4. this distinct state-led economy and communist political system removes independent corporate governance and obscures the true nature of Chinese corporate entities, harming the transparency needed to maintain the international rules-based system;
  5. fifth-generation telecommunications networks that incorporate products and services developed by Chinese companies face significant technological, political, ethical, and geopolitical risk; and the United States Government and its allies and partners must work expeditiously to develop and implement a concerted strategy, using all tools available, to combat what amounts to legal warfare by the Chinese government to weaponize its companies when needed.

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-116hres827ih/pdf/BILLS-116hres827ih.pdf


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