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01/19/2021 Source:  Daily Caller
Author: Andre Kerr 1 min read

State Department Optimistic That Biden Will Build On Trump Administration’s Fight Against Chinese Telecom Companies

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State Department Optimistic That Biden Will Build On Trump Administration’s Fight Against Chinese Telecom Companies
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A high-ranking State Department official says he’s optimistic that President-elect Joe Biden will build on an overlooked Trump administration initiative that commits American allies to keep Chinese telecoms out of their networks.

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Keith Krach told the Daily Caller News Foundation that 60 countries have signed onto the Clean Network program, which prohibits high-risk Chinese vendors such as Huawei from being a part of their 5G mobile infrastructure.

Krach said the Trump administration has set Biden’s team up for some early wins with the program should they choose to continue it.

“The transition team’s area of interest is the Clean Network. We have multiple countries and companies lined up for them,”

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