On November 25, 2019, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang presided over a regular press conference, which was partially recorded below. Q: It is reported that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously decided on the 22nd to initially list Huawei and ZTE as a national security threat to enterprises, and will prohibit U.S. telecommunications operators from using the “General Services Fund” to purchase Huawei and ZTE services and equipment. What is China’s comment on this?
Original title: The U.S. FCC bans operators from using federal subsidies to buy Huawei equipment, Geng Shuang: at the expense of U.S. businesses and the interests of the public, where is the heart?
A: We note the reports and the response that the Chinese company has responded to. The US has a habit of abusing state power and cracking down on specific countries and companies on unnecessary charges without any evidence, and today wants to squeeze Chinese companies. This kind of economic bullying by the Us. is a blatant denial of the principles of the market economy that the US side has always touted. If this principle is not to be adhered to, other countries can also concoct the law against American businesses.
Banning U.S. carriers from buying Huawei and ZTE devices will not really improve U.S. cyber security, and will have a serious impact on u.S. and less developed u.S. network services, as u.S. agencies know. What we all want to ask is, whose interests exist for what the so-called “protect american interests” policies exist? What is the heart of the U.S. officials who have formulated these policies, repeatedly cracking down on foreign companies for unnecessary crimes, even at the expense of U.S. businesses and the public?
Here again, we urge the U.S. side to stop generalizing the concept of national security, to stop deliberate smearing and recriminations against China, to stop the unjustified crackdown on specific Chinese enterprises, and to provide a fair, just and non-discriminatory environment for Chinese enterprises to operate in the United States. I would like to advise some people in the United States, in the name of “security”, to lock all the doors, imprisonment is only their own.