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FCC asks Justice Department to weigh in on China Unicom U.S. operations

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The Federal Communications Commision (FCC) asked the Justice Department and other U.S. agencies to detail if China Unicom's continued U.S operations pose national security risks, according to a letter released Friday.

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commision (FCC) asked the Justice Department and other U.S. agencies to detail if China Unicom's 0762.HK continued U.S operations pose national security risks, according to a letter released Friday.

In April, the FCC issued show-cause orders warning it might shut down the U.S. operations of three state-controlled Chinese telecommunications companies: China Telecom0728.HK, China Unicom and Pacific Networks Corp and its subsidiary ComNet (USA). China Unicom has a nearly two-decade old authorization to provide international telecommunications services to and from the United States.

(Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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