China slashes US ban on five firms

Added On August 10, 2019

 A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson has slashed a US ban on federal purchases of telecommunications equipment from five Chinese companies as "abuse of state power."

China firmly supports relevant Chinese companies to take up legal measures to safeguard their legitimate rights and interests.
The U.S. General Services Administration on Wednesday issued an interim regulation, prohibiting its federal agencies from purchasing telecommunications equipment and services from five Chinese companies, including Huawei,in accordance with the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.
At a daily briefing, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying expressed China's strong dissatisfaction with and resolute opposition to the discriminatory and unfair measures of the US on specific Chinese companies.
The spokesperson noted that relevant Chinese companies have already taken legal actions in the United States.
Hua said that by abusing state power, the United States has deliberately discredited and suppressed specific Chinese enterprises, seriously damaged its own image and interests, and severely undermined the global industrial chain and supply chain.
She said the US move has been and will continue to be widely opposed by countries around the world.