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A new undersea cable, designed the improve internet connections to island nations Naurau, Kiribati and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), has been the subject of a warning from the US government, reports Reuters. The $72 million project is backed by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, and is thought to have received a bid from Huawei Technologies Ltd. The US has expressed ‘strategic concerns’ about the involvement of companies obliged to co-operate with the Chinese state, says the news site. The FSM government has said only that its bilateral partners have expressed concern that the cable ‘does not compromise regional security’.
A new undersea cable, designed the improve internet connections to island nations Naurau, Kiribati and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), has been the subject of a warning from the US government, reports Reuters.
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