US Department of Homeland Security recommends 'non-use of data services and products of Chinese companies' to domestic companies


Charis Tsevis

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on December 21, 2020 that it will soon publish its 'Strategic Action Plan to Counter the People's Republic of China.' In this document, DHS urges domestic companies to 'do not use the services and telecommunications equipment of companies related to China.'

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At an event held online on December 21st by the Heritage Foundation , a major American conservative think tank, Deputy Secretary-General Chad F. Wolf of DHS gave a speech on DHS's basic policy with China in mind. I did.

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'When we were celebrating the victory of the Cold War following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Beijing's Communist leaders were learning from the mistakes of others and preparing to challenge the United States,' Wolff said in a statement. The threat of our peace and prosperity nowadays comes primarily from China, 'he said, clearly stating his view of China as dangerous.

On top of that, Mr. Wolf mentioned the communication infrastructure made in China that is emerging mainly in the 5th generation mobile communication system (5G) . Data such as US network equipment and sensitive information are being used by Chinese companies to gain an unfair advantage in the international market, calling for the need to address the security risks posed by China. It was.

In his speech, Mr. Wolf also mentioned the import ban on products allegedly produced by forced labor in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and the ongoing withhold release order for cotton and cotton products. WRO) has announced plans to expand to other product categories in the near future.

In addition, it is clear from the Washington Post and others that Apple, Nike, and Coca-Cola are lobbying against WRO.

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In concluding his speech, Wolff said, 'Innovative, based on President Trump's 2017 National Security Strategy and a report on the US Strategic Approach to China in 2020 (PDF file). We are pleased that the DHS will soon be able to publish the document, The Strategic Action Plan to Counter the People's Republic of China, 'he said in his speech, summarizing the requests to domestic companies in a recommendation. It has been announced that it will be officially announced in the near future.

According to Axios, a news site that obtained a copy of the recommendation from a senior government official, the 15-page recommendation includes data centers in the United States owned or operated by Chinese companies and foreign countries using Chinese-made equipment. In addition to data centers, mobile devices and their apps, wearable devices such as fitness trackers, etc., a wide range of security risks and requests for countermeasures were included.

'The act of allowing the Chinese government to gain unauthorized access to personal and sensitive data puts the U.S. economy and businesses at direct risk,' Wolff said in a statement in his advisory statement. We advise that companies take great care before signing contracts with companies that are connected to China. '

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