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China hopes Czech Republic can provide a non-discriminatory business environment for foreign enterprises: FM
Published: Sep 28, 2021 11:50 PM
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China hopes the Czech Republic can provide a non-discriminatory business environment for foreign enterprises to invest and operate normally in the country, said Hua Chunying, spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during a routine press conference on Tuesday.

We believe that the cooperation between Chinese and Czech enterprises based on commercial and mutually beneficial principles serves the common interests of both sides, Hua said.

The remarks were made by Hua in response to the move on Monday by Czech president, Miloš Zeman, of signing the Lex Dukovany. The law excludes Chinese and Russian nuclear firms to bid for upgrades of its Dukovany nuclear power plant.

This particular law states that for the expansion of the Dukovany nuclear power station, the Czech Republic will use technologies provided solely by countries that signed the Nuclear International Agreement on Government Procurement of 1996.

Since Russia and China are not signatory states of the law, the Czech president eliminated the two countries from the tender when he personally signed the law on Monday. 

Czech lawmakers have been accused of political fence-sitting after a leaked document revealed how the country aimed to exclude Chinese and Russian bidders from the nuclear reactor project due to national security concerns.



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