China rejects ‘abnormal’ U.S. spying concerns as EU pushes trade
Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi on Monday labeled US fears that Huawei’s telecommunications products may provide the Chinese government with access to the data and systems of foreign governments as ‘abnormal’ and told the US government to stop trying to “bring down” the tech giant. Wang is visiting Europe in an attempt to improve relations with the European Union, which wants China to open up its economy.
The US has been leading an international campaign to get its allies to boycott Huawei for security reasons. Last week, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also denied the US allegations, stating that his government will “never” ask businesses to spy on foreign governments and organizations.