Chinese FM suggests US to better use $1.9b slated for dismantling Huawei equipment
Published: Sep 29, 2021 08:21 PM
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying. Photo: VCG

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying. Photo: VCG

The money could have better use, given the US' severe pandemic situation and economic woes, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson commented on a $1.9 billion US plan to replace Huawei and other Chinese telecommunication equipment in rural areas across the US.

"The US has rights to continue its much ado about nothing within its borders, but it should stop to abuse state power and fabricate charges to crack down on Chinese companies," Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said at a regular press briefing on Wednesday.

Hua commented on a Federal Communications Commission's plan to earmark $1.9 billion funds to cover the expense of telecommunication operators in rural areas to dismantle and replace equipment provided by Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE.

The US has been continuously attacking Huawei and other Chinese companies, yet it has never provided with any proof, Hua said, pointing out that US' so-called national security concerns have become a poor excuse of US bullying on Chinese high-tech enterprises and trade protectionism.

The Chinese government will continue to defend the lawful interests of Chinese companies, Hua said.

Global Times