China to protect Huawei from the U.S. restrictions
On Thursday, China’s Commerce Ministry said that it would take “all necessary measures” to protect its companies’ legitimate interests in response to United States’ move to tighten its restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co.
The Trump administration announced on Monday that it would expand restrictions to prevent the Chinese telecommunications equipment company from obtaining semiconductors without an exclusive license.
“We do not want Huawei equipment in the U.S., because they are spying on us,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview.
The multinational technology company said that its thirty-eight affiliates in twenty-one countries were also added to the U.S. government economic blacklist. This move would block Huawei from purchasing commercially available chips in the U.S. market.
“The U.S. side should immediately correct its wrong behaviours,” the Chinese ministry said in a statement released on its website.