Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on Huawei issues
2019/03/01

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang responded to related questions in the Regular Press Conference on 1st March.

Q: Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said that Australia will stick to its decision on banning Huawei from the 5G telecommunications network even if the US backs down. She said that Australia does not want anyone in its communications networks that has an obligation to any other government. What is your comment?

A: We are gravely concerned by these remarks. The Chinese government always encourages Chinese enterprises to observe international rules and local laws when carrying out economic cooperation overseas. The Chinese government has never backed any company in doing things that hurt other countries' legitimate security interests. The Australian side should facilitate cooperation between the two business communities, instead of citing various excuses and taking discriminatory measures to obstruct cooperation. We urge the Australian side to discard its ideological prejudice and create a level playing field for Chinese enterprises operating in Australia.

 

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