China Vows To Back Huawei Against US’s Legal Ban On 5G Networks

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Wang said China supports Huawei’s use of the “weapon of law to safeguard” its rights and not become a “silent lamb to the slaughter” / Photo file: AFP

Huawei legal standing with the US gets stronger as China vows to stand-by the telecom company all through is battle with the United State of America.

Washington warned that Huawei systems could be manipulated by Beijing to spy on other nations and disrupt critical communications, and is urging nations to shun the company in 5G networks.

Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi stated Beijing’s backup as Huawei mounts a legal and public relations campaign to fight back at US alligation that the company’s network and equipment is capable of serving as ”Trojan horses” for Chinese intelligence department.

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It’s in this light that the United State charged Huawei and it personnel of violating Iran sanction.

The Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang said at a meeting with news men in China, “It’s quite obvious to any fair and unbiased person that the recent action against a particular company and Chinese individual is not just a pure judicial case but deliberate political suppression, we have already and will continue to take all necessary steps, and resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies and citizens,”

It wasn’t clear what actual measure the Chinese authorities would implore to safeguide it companies and citizens as Wang did not state any.

Meanwhile, Huawei is not quiet about the US ban on its product, as the company says it has already filed a lawsuit in Texas seeking the reversal of the law that prevents American agencies from buying its product and services.

Wang said the Chinese authority supports the company’s use of the “weapon of law to safeguard” its rights and not become a “silent lamb to the slaughter”.

US ambassador to Beijing, Terry Branstad said Wang statement regarding China’s position sounds like ”retaliation” and a “little bit like” what China did regarding the detention of two Canadians following Meng’s arrest in December.

“In my mind, I don’t think that’s a very smart strategy, this lawsuit is a brand new deal so I don’t know the details on that, but it just seems kind of bizarre.” Ambassador Terry Branstad told Bloomberg TV in an interview.

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Ambassador Terry Branstad was particularly talking about the case of Meng who was arrested in Canada in December at the behest of the United States and this week a court set a May 8 date to start her extradition hearings.

Following her arrest, a former Canadian diplomat and a businessman have been detained in China, and a 15-year prison term of a third Canadian held on drug trafficking charges was switched to a death sentence as a retaliation.

Source: AFP


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