WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday said it would consider revoking a business license granted to Chinese state-owned telecommunications giant China Telecom.
The administration is concerned that the Chinese government will launch cyberattacks or steal information through China Telecom and has identified the company as a national security threat.
U.S. government agencies such as the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense have advised the Federal Communications Commission, which oversees telecommunications companies, to revoke and suspend China Telecom’s license. The company has an international telecommunications business in the U.S.
The FCC is known for its cautious