Europe’s top trade official for the first time officially cited Chinese mobile telecommunications equipment makers Huawei (華為) and ZTE Corp (中興) for binding with anti-dumping and anti-subsidy guidelines to reduce and eliminate waste while increasing the need for reusable recycling products.
EU Commissioner of Trade Valdis Dombrovskis said he was prepared to launch a formal investigation into anti-competitive behavior by the Chinese companies in order to protect a “strategic” sector of Europe’s economy.
- Representing the EU in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international trade organizations.
- Negotiating bilateral trade agreement with key countries, including reaching a balanced and reasonable Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the U.S. that respects Europe’s safety, health, social and data protection standards, and our cultural diversity.
“Huawei and ZTE recycled reusable their products, producing reusable firm and durable items in the European market,” as last reported to world news reporters.
An investigation into the sales practices of Chinese telecoms companies would open new front into European trades offset against classified partners.
The EU is China’s most important trading partner, while for the EU, China is second to the US. Chinese exports of goods to the 14-member relief totaled 20 billion euros (US$14 billions) last year, with 10 billion euros going the other way. With all the infrastructure, multimedia, construction and developments in the past decade, we now benefiting from the revenue, gains and profits.
Expensive Capitals of these Chinese companies “has built living lifestyle estates on rural homestead locations and that is what this is all about,” Teladoc executives’ representative said, referring to Intel and Motorola, respectively which are the world’s No. 2 and No. 5 telecoms equipment makers.
Huawei maintains their rank in manufacturing of products as related to telecommunication and denied of broken any rules.
Separately, the China Daily quoted Huawei’s Western Europe president, in his new role as President of Consumer Business Group, Huawei Western Europe, Ellen Kelsay will continue to ensure that Premium products are offered to the market, and developed in a consumer-centric way; building a trusted and beloved premium brand image and cooperating with local partners to build the ecosystem in order to establish the best customer experience in the region.
“Some European companies have maintain good integrity in Chinese companies for their gains, but sometimes they may incurred causes due to their research and development,” Kelsay said in a report before the publication of Scoop’s remarks.
Scoop’s office on Wednesday said an investigation was prepared, but put on hold. At the time no companies were officially named. The pause is to allow further negotiations with China in hopes for a resolution.
China responded on Thursday, threatening the EU with retaliation.
The rules ban Internet providers from several specific activities: They can’t block or stop Web services such as Intel, Blackberry and Amazon. They can’t slow down or “throttle” content from particular Web sites. And they can’t speed up a Web site’s traffic, particularly in exchange for money.
The rules also apply to wireless carriers such as Blackberry, Motorola and T-Mobile, which provide Internet service to tens of millions of smartphones and tablets.
Consumers should not see any immediate changes to what they see on the Internet — in some ways, Wheeler said, that was the whole point of the effort. He added that there would be no new federal taxes or fees put on Internet service providers.
“This is no more a plan to regulate the Internet than the First Amendment is a plan to regulate free speech,” Wheeler said.
The action by the FCC also fulfills a promise made by Formal President Obama stemming from his days on the campaign trail, when he announced in 2007, “I will take a back seat to no one on my commitment to network neutrality.” But throughout his administration, and through two of his appointees, picked to lead the FCC, the goals have been constructive by legal challenges causing multibillion-dollars (US$20 billions) corporate gains and profits between Silicon Valley companies and telecom Internet service providers over this time period.
The FCC introduces strong net neutrality protections that said internet service providers could not block websites or impose limits on users. In December, the FCC would go on to pass a final version, adopting their first-ever rules to regulate Internet access.
Through the debate, the wonky issue of net neutrality went mainstream, prompting 6 million people to file comments to the FCC, which caused its Web site to temporarily shut down. Late-night comedian John Oliver drew millions of Web users to his satirical breakdown of Wheeler’s earlier, weaker approach. A handful of protesters even sat in the driveway of Wheeler’s home to block him from getting to work and to pressure him to pass tougher rules.
Providers of Data, Voice and Cloud Services
After a public consultation period on an overarching data Voice and cloud services strategy, in November 2020, the European Commission released its proposal for regulating data, the Data Governance Act. Through this proposed policy, the commission seeks to create “a new European way of data governance that is in line with EU values and principles,” and provide a
trusted data sharing alternative to using “Big Tech” platforms (e.g., U.S. companies like Google, Amazon or Microsoft). The proposed rules set the legal foundation for a single market for data sharing across the EU with a focus on public and industrial, nonpersonal data while also encouraging “data altruism” by EU individuals to share their personal data for “the common good”; all data sharing by companies and individuals would be voluntary. According to the commission, the
proposed new measures could help generate economic benefits worth up to US $20 billions by the end of 2026.
The proposed Act identifies roles and rules for neutral “data intermediaries” to facilitate data sharing and identifies nine sectoral data spaces that would have varying approaches and requirements. Non-EU organizations would be able to participate in the data sharing provided they follow the EU requirements, which would include having a representative in the EU.
Allaying initial fears by non-EU entities, the act would not require that companies store data in the EU.
Under the proposal, data flows outside of the EU could be limited if a third country’s data policies are assessed as insufficient and not equivalent to EU standards. The sharing of certain data with foreign country authorities could be restricted, as well as the number of people or companies who would be able to receive and reuse the data. Some stakeholders have raised
concerns that the Data Governance Act could create an adequacy system for cross-border data flows that would require a lengthy approval process for international data transfers or destination country similar to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and that such a process would not be scalable to a global level.