The builder of a massive surveillance system for Venezuela may have violated the trade agreements with the US

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According to the two senior US lawmakers who have warned the members of the cabinet of President Donald trump that the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE may have violated the agreement it has with the US government. The two lawmakers, Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen submit a Reuters report about ZTE’s provision of a population database for the Venezuelan government.

This Database helps the Venezuelan government to monitor the citizens of it through a centralized video surveillance and other methods and components which are manufactured by the Dell Technologies. Although Dell’s transaction appears to have a connection with the ZTE in China. This is making the Senators feel that ZTE may have violated the US agreement.

The two US lawmakers on Wednesday warned the key members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet that the ZTE’s business in Venezuela may be violating the agreement with the US government. In the letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the lawmakers made their thought clear regarding their concern with the US government.

ZTE, the Chinese telecoms giant is helping Venezuela to build a new system that will monitor the behaviors of the citizens through a new identification card. Early in this month, many details were revealed regarding the all-new china- style social credit system and Homeland Card which have been introduced in the country. It has been felt that the ZTE Corporation is having a central role in designing the nationwide database for the program.

A team from ZTE are even been working within Venezuela’s state-run communications company, CANTV, which will be working along in managing the “Homeland Database”.

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