October 24, 2021

AT&T accused of lobbying against sanctions on Chinese state-owned telecom company

AT&T accused of lobbying against sanctions on Chinese state-owned telecom company

AT&T accused of lobbying against sanctions on Chinese state-owned telecom company

By Yael Halon
25 February 2021

AT&T pressured the Commerce Department to keep a Chinese military-controlled telecom company off the United States’ sanction list despite its use of forced labor and other human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims, former Commerce Department undersecretary Corey Stewart told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday.

Stewart verified allegations first reported by the National File, revealing that AT&T executive Ed Gillespie requested that the department keep China Telecom off of what is called the “entities list,” reserved for foreign companies who are engaged in human rights or national security violations.

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