Two weeks ago, Brazil became the 50th Clean Network member, followed by Ecuador, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. In just six months, the Clean Network has grown to over 50 Clean Countries, representing 2/3 of the world’s GDP—180 Clean Telcos and many industry-leading Clean Companies like Oracle, Fujitsu, Cisco, Siemens, VMware, NEC, and HP. This alliance of democracies now includes 26 of the 27 EU member states along with technology savvy nations like Japan, Israel, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Canada, Vietnam, New Zealand, and India. The Clean Network partners also include an increasing list of global heavyweights like NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana, EU Commissioner Thierry Breton, Chairwoman of the Three Seas Initiative and Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid.
The U.S. and Taiwan are stepping up cooperation in a newly created economic dialogue, in another move from the outgoing Trump administration to increase official exchanges with the self-ruled island. The two sides signed a five-year agreement establishing the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue, which is meant to be held annually.
Brazil’s government on Tuesday backed the United States’ Clean Network proposal to build a global digital alliance that excludes technology that Washington sees as manipulated by China’s Communist government.
The U.S. has brought 49 countries, representing two-thirds of global economic output, into its “Clean Network” initiative aimed at limiting Chinese companies from access to sensitive sectors such as cloud computing and 5G mobile networks, a senior administration official said.
Keith Krach, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, joins Bonnie Glick, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID for a press briefing on the Clean Network initiative and security in the digital economy.
The Deputy Secretary of State of the United States was in Estonia to sign the continuation of the cooperation agreement in both the fields of science and technology.
Cristina Cileacu of Digi24 discusses 5G Security and Clean Network with Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment, Keith Krach, and Mr. Mircea Geoana Deputy Secretary General of NATO.
Since Secretary of State Pompeo announced the Clean Network and the European Union launched its EU 5G Clean Toolbox earlier this year, 40 Clean Countries, and 50 Clean Telcos, including the largest telcos like Reliance Jio in India, Telstra in Australia, SK in Korea, NTT in Japan, Hrvatskiin Croatia, Tele2 in Estonia, Cosmote in Greece, Three in Ireland, LMT in Latvia, Ziggo in the Netherlands, Plus in Poland, TDC in Denmark, O2in the United Kingdom, Singtel, Starhub, and M1in Singapore and all the major telcos in Canada, Japan, Luxembourg, U.S., and Taiwan have joined the Clean Network.
Huawei Technologies Co., already getting squeezed out of Europe’s vast market for the next generation of telecom equipment, is under siege in another fast-growing business: cloud computing. (Source: Bloomberg)
Keith Krach, Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, discusses U.S. efforts to create “clean” 5G networks with global partners in order to keep American data safe from foreign powers such as China. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli in Washington. (Source: Bloomberg)
The Under Secretary’s visit was marked by two important milestones in the relations between our countries. First, a Memorandum of Understanding on Economic Cooperation was signed by U.S. Under Secretary Krach and the Albanian Minister of Finance and Economy Anila Denaj. Afterward, Under Secretary Krach and Prime Minister Rama presided over the signing of the Skavica Hydropower project between the Albanian government and one of America’s best-known engineering and construction companies, Bechtel.
The Trump administration’s ban targeting ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok isn’t about one company but about the Chinese communist party’s threat to democracy, Keith Krach, the U.S. Department of State’s Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment told Bloomberg’s Maria Tadeo exclusively in Brussels. They spoke on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)
In visit to Berlin, U.S. Under Secretary of State, Keith Krach, calls on China’s Xi Jinping to “Tear down China’s great (fire) wall.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is maintaining pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel to exclude Huawei Technologies Co. from Germany’s fifth-generation wireless network
Beijing is accusing Washington of “hegemony and provocation” — for telling the truth about China’s ever-more-aggressive moves toward hegemony and provocation. It’d be laughable, except the Chinese Communist Party’s increasing crackdowns at home and influence-seeking abroad are no joke.
Catherine Chang, of Taiwan’s news program, The View, discusses Under Secretary Keith Krach’s historic visit to Taiwan. Chang says the visit ushers in a new era in the Taiwan U.S. relationship.
The trip by Keith Krach, an economic representative, defies Beijing’s opposition to formal exchanges. China sent two anti-submarine aircraft toward the island in response.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—a law enforcement wing of DHS—introduced five orders blocking goods made in Uighur detention and labor camps. The orders target Chinese companies with a large presence in the Xinjiang province of China, where it is estimated that over a million Uighur Muslims are detained.
Beijing has been spreading Chinese Communist Party propaganda on college campuses throughout the United States via the benign-sounding Confucius Institute for years.
More than 30 leading mobile operators from 20 countries have joined the US in excluding components produced by Chinese government affiliates in 5G networks. Collectively, the Clean Network group of countries covers 52 percent of the global economy and sets a secure baseline for 5G.
The US has supported India’s move to ban over 100 Chinese apps, asking “all freedom-loving nations and companies to join The Clean Network.” It further targetted the Chinese Communist Party accusing it of “exporting “George Orwell’s version of “1984” into the 21st century”.
A global Manhattan Project to create an ethical future is certainly a tall order, but the status quo is not an option.
Millions of Americans don’t realize they are personally invested in Chinese state-owned companies that bolster Beijing’s expansion and aggression.
The spotlight fell on Chinese investments held by U.S. colleges this week as the White House looks to untangle the intricate financial ties between deep-pocketed money managers and Chinese companies.