On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he'll oppose a Chinese telecom company's application to enter the U.S. market.
According to The Hill, Pai has released a draft order to block China Mobile's application because he believes it's "vulnerable to exploitation, influence, and control by the Chinese government." The company initially applied back in 2011.
In 2018, a group of executive branch agencies recommended that the FCC deny the company's application due to "substantial national security and law enforcement risks."
And Pai seems to agree. He said in a tweet Wednesday: "After reviewing the evidence, it is clear that China Mobile's application to provide telecom services in the U.S. raises serious national security and law enforcement risks. I oppose its application, which would not be in the public interest."
Pai says the FCC will vote on China Mobile's application on May 9.