Announced that the US aims to become a 'clean network' by eliminating Chinese companies and Chinese-made apps


Mike Mozart

In recent years, the United States has become increasingly concerned about Chinese companies, making Huawei and ZTE a 'national security threat' and demanding that TikTok be sold to American companies . On August 5, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement on the ' Clean Network ' initiative to protect citizens from malicious attackers.

Announcing the Expansion of the Clean Network to Safeguard America's Assets-United States Department of State

Pompeo:'untrusted' Chinese apps should be removed from US stores

The U.S. government warns Chinese companies that 'the products and services of Chinese companies connected to the Chinese government violate the privacy of people and steal confidential company information.' And impose various sanctions. One of them is the 'request to sell TikTok', and President Donald Trump announced that he would ban domestic use of TikTok unless he sold TikTok to a company in the country by September 15, 2020.

Microsoft is considered to be a strong candidate for TikTok acquisition, and CNBC reports that the acquisition price of TikTok is up to $ 30 billion (about 3.1 trillion yen), at least $ 10 billion (about 1.5 trillion yen) It is expected to rise to 100 million yen).

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Meanwhile, Secretary of State Pompeo announced a “clean network” approach to protect Americans and businesses. According to a statement, the Clean Network is the Trump administration's comprehensive approach to protecting civilian privacy and corporate confidential information from malicious actors such as the Chinese Communist Party.

The following are the five new initiatives related to clean networks mentioned in the statement.

◆1: Clean carrier
The statement states that China's 'untrusted carrier' should not connect to the American telecommunications network. Telecommunications carriers with ties to the Chinese government pose a risk to US security and should not be offered telecommunications services in the United States.

◆2: Clean store
Removing “untrusted applications” from the US mobile app store is one of the goals of Clean Network. 'The Chinese government's app threatens our privacy, spreads viruses, spreads propaganda and false information. The most important privacy and business confidential information of Americans is misused for the benefit of the Communist Party of China. We need to protect it from being stolen or stolen,' the statement said.

◆3: Clean app
A clean app is to prevent Chinese smartphone makers such as Huawei from using 'trustworthy apps' developed by American companies. 'Americans and foreign companies need to remove their apps from Huawei's app store to prove they aren't affiliated with human rights abusers,' he said.

◆ 4: Clean cloud
It is also important not to use cloud-based systems accessible to malicious attackers to prevent foreign companies from stealing the privacy of American citizens and the valuable intellectual property of American companies. As dangerous Chinese companies,

Alibaba , Baidu , Tencent and others are named.

◆5: Clean cable
The US government is also wary of 'submarine cables' that connect the country with the global Internet. The US government will work with other countries to prevent submarine cables from being misused for large-scale information collection by the Chinese government.

by Official US Navy Page

``Apps like China-based TikTok and WeChat are not only used as content censorship tools by the Chinese Communist Party, but also for American personal data,'' Secretary of State Pompeo said in a press conference after the statement. It's a big threat.' He emphasized that the Clean Network effort is important to protect the United States.

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