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China accuses US of playing double standards

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China has accused the government of United States of America (USA) of playing double standards in claiming Chinese law requires telecoms giant Huawei to violate other countries’ information security.

TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Zhang Yesui, spokesman for National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp parliament, made this known ahead of the opening of the annual session of the Congress.

Zhang said the 2017 law borrows from other countries’ experiences and is designed explicitly to “protect human rights and the lawful rights of individuals and organizations.”

“This kind of behaviour is interference into economic activities by political means and is against World Trade Organization rules.

“It disrupts international market order that is built on fair competition. This is a typical case of double standards that is neither fair nor ethical,” Zhang said.

The US has been lobbying its allies to shun Huawei’s products on national security grounds, saying Chinese law requires the company to provide it with intelligence on its foreign clients whenever requested.

 

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