TRENDING China refutes Pence's criticism of Huawei


China refutes Pence's criticism of Huawei


10:25, February 17, 2019

"I hope some Americans will have a little bit more confidence in themselves and be a little bit more respectful to other people, people in the so-called 'Old World'," Yang Jiechi said, adding that people all know where their interests lie.

"So let there be fewer lectures," he stressed.

Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, defended Huawei from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's harsh words on Saturday during the 55th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, Germany.

Pence labelled Chinese tech giant Huawei a threat to national security and called on Washington's allies to ban the company from developing 5G wireless infrastructure during the meeting.

As a response, Yang praised Huawei for cooperating very closely with European countries and Chinese law does not require companies to install backdoors or collect intelligence.

"In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we should all work together," Yang added

Yang also reiterated China's support for multilateralism and peaceful development, saying that the country has always promoted world peace. 

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