China hit back at 'China threat' theories from the U.S.

Li Jiayao

China, once again, hit back at allegations from the United States that investing in Chinese technology may bring security risks.

"The United States has been fabricating 'China threat' theories without giving any concrete evidence," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying. "Its motive is to use the power of the state to suppress Chinese enterprises. This is extremely immoral. China hopes the U.S. will abide by market principles on this issue."

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned allies against using equipment from Chinese telecom giant Huawei earlier during his visit in Slovakia, saying that the Chinese tech giant may have something more than just "economic motives.”

That statement came after the U.S. officials' warning against closer ties with China to Hungary, the first stop of his European tour. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto slammed the "lecture" in Pompeo's face, saying "the world is not going to be a better place if some countries spend their time intervening in the internal political affairs of other countries."

The Chinese spokeswoman also reaffirmed China's position in the world political stage - no interference in other countries' internal issues.

"Unlike the United States, China has absolutely no interest in controlling other nations' politics. The global community is very clear about that."

She said she hopes to see more efforts made by the U.S. regarding preservation of global peace and stability.

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