Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang denounced the United States' labelling of telecom giant Huawei as a security risk and the imposition of restrictions on US technology sales to the company, describing them as an «abuse of export control measures.» Kang was speaking in Beijing on Thursday.
«We ask all the Chinese enterprises to follow the local rules and laws in overseas operations... Еще. But China is firmly against any country willing to implement unilateral sanctions on Chinese enterprises based on domestic law and practices that abuse of export control measures,» said Kang.
«We urge the US to stop the wrong approach, create the good condition for the normal cooperation between China and the US and to avoid the negative impacts to China—US trade. China will take further necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises,» he added.
Kang also said that China promises not to participate in «any forms of nuclear arms race,» adding that it has no intention to engage in three-way nuclear talks with Washington DC and Moscow.
Continuing, he said that China will also not provide a nuclear protective umbrella to any country, will not deploy nuclear weapons in other countries, and will not resort to using nuclear weapons against non-nuclear countries and regions. «We hope that the US can make promises like these,» said Kang.
On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring US companies from using foreign telecoms equipment deemed to pose national security risks. The US Commerce Department said on Wednesday it was adding Chinese telecom giant Huawei and 70 affiliates to its 'Entity List' — banning Huawei from buying components from US companies without US government approval.