According to the US State Department website, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced:
The United States has launched five new measures in the Clean Network Program to “protect the privacy of American citizens and the most sensitive information of American companies, prevent aggressive intrusions by malicious actors, and protect critical US telecommunications and technological infrastructure.”
The five new measures of the “Clean Network Plan” target operators, application stores, applications, cloud service systems, and optical cables.
The specific measures are as follows:
First, Chinese operators are not allowed to connect to U.S. telecommunications networks, claiming that it “poses a threat” to U.S. national security and should not provide the U.S. with international telecommunications services.
Second, remove the Chinese application APP from the US mobile application store.
Third, Chinese smartphone manufacturers such as Huawei are not allowed to pre-install or otherwise obtain downloadable apps in their app stores.
Fourth, the most sensitive personal information of U.S. citizens and the most valuable intellectual property rights of U.S. companies, including research on the new crown pneumonia vaccine, are not allowed to be stored and processed on some cloud systems, unless these cloud systems do not allow Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent , China Mobile, China Telecom and other companies to visit.
Fifth, ensure that the submarine cables connecting the United States and the global Internet will not be “massively destroyed by China to gather intelligence.” And will work with foreign partners to ensure that submarine cables around the world will not be similarly damaged.
The statement also called on US allies and partners in governments and industries around the world to join in to ensure that data is not maliciously violated and to ensure “national security.”
Earlier, US Secretary of State Pompeo said that US President Trump will soon take action on some Chinese software. U.S. President Trump recently stated that he would ban the Chinese app TikTok from operating in the United States.