Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
Capital News
The US campaign against Chinese telecom giant Huawei is one on a list of issues sparking tensions in the relationship between the two countries

World

China slams US ‘abuse’ over new Huawei sanctions

China has accused the United States of ‘abuse of power’ over the latest set of sanctions against tech giant Huawei © AFP/File / WANG ZHAO

Beijing, China, Aug 18 – Beijing on Tuesday hit out at new US sanctions against telecom giant Huawei, accusing Washington of an “abuse of national power” to block the rise of Chinese companies.

A US Commerce Department statement Monday barred an additional 38 Huawei affiliates from buying American computer chips and other technology.

Tensions were already high between the two powers, and Washington has claimed that Chinese firms are used to spy for Beijing — an accusation the Chinese government and the companies deny.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Tuesday said there was no evidence that Huawei products contained security loopholes or backdoors.

The sanctions have “completely punctured the last pretence of market principles and fair competition that the US has always touted”, he added.

Washington has engaged in “abuse of national power to apply all sorts of restrictions on Huawei and other Chinese enterprises,” he said at a regular press briefing.

US officials have argued that Huawei poses a security risk because of its links to the Beijing government, a claim denied by the company.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Huawei and its affiliates “have worked through third parties to harness US technology in a manner that undermines US national security and foreign policy interests”.

The Trump administration has banned Huawei from 5G wireless networks in the United States and pressed allies to do the same.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Huawei became the largest global smartphone manufacturer in the past quarter, largely due to sales in the Chinese market, even as Washington moves to deny the company access to much of the Google Android system.

Zhao on Tuesday urged the US to “correct its mistakes,” saying China would “continue to take necessary measures to protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies”.

US President Donald Trump has also sought to ban the wildly popular mobile application TikTok if it is not divested by its Chinese parent firm ByteDance, and ordered a ban on the Chinese messaging app WeChat, owned by tech giant Tencent.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Play to listen to Capital FM News
Advertisement

More on Capital News

World

Jerusalem (AFP), Sep 17 – The humble spoon has taken its place alongside traditional flags and banners as a Palestinian resistance symbol, after prisoners...

World

Moscow (AFP), Sep 17 – Russians in the Far East began voting in a three-day parliamentary election in which vocal Kremlin critics have been...

COURT FEES

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17– A new report has listed Makueni, Milimani Civil Division and Nakuru courts as the best performing courts in the country....

SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 16 – Chief Justice Martha Koome has unveiled an 8-pillar judiciary transformation agenda anchored on efficiency, accountability and social justice. Speaking...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 16- More than 30 newly renovated state of the art bio-medical laboratories were on Thursday commissioned at the Kenya Medical Research...

Fifth Estate

The Constitution of Kenya (Article 43) and the Health Act 2017 guarantee every Kenyan the right to emergency medical treatment. The 2013 Ministry of...

World

Paris (AFP), Sep 16 – France said Thursday that its troops deployed in Africa’s Sahel region had killed the head of the Islamic State...

Corona Virus

Beijing, China, Sep 16 – China has fully vaccinated more than one billion people against the coronavirus — 71 percent of its population —...