China on Friday hit out at the US for its perfectionist policies by imposing restrictions on its tech firms such as ZTE in the name of national security and said Washington was thinking and acting as a “bully”.
Hua Chunying, Foreign Minister said in her media interaction,
We have noticed that the US has been making relevant moves “one by one” accusing China of technology theft and also exclaiming how Chinese products threaten its national security.
Talking about the restrictions in high tech field Hua said that he believes that in the name of national security they are favoring protectionism.She further added,
In China, a lot of people have iPhone. Do we think it poses a threat? But in the US, if some American consumers buy Huawei cellphone it is regarded as a national security threat. Is the US really this fragile although it is the number one developed country and bellwether in the scientific field.
The foreign minister explained that how shrewdly the US is demanding to open Chinese market on one side and then putting self-imposed obstacles at the same time. The US is acting against the principles of equality, fairness, and reciprocity something they highly profess and boast of, she said.
Earlier this week on Tuesday, China’s Ministry of Commerce had threatened retaliatory measures in response to US announcement regarding activation of denial privileges against Chinese Telecom equipment manufacturer-ZTE-on alleged violations of the Export Administration Regulations.
A MOC spokesperson had said that it would look closely into the case and make sure to take appropriate steps to protect the legitimate rights and interest of Chinese companies.