Overseas Network, July 16 (local time) On the 15th local time, US Secretary of State Pompeo claimed that the United States will impose visa restrictions on some employees of Chinese technology companies such as Huawei. In the evening, the US State Department official website officially issued a statement. Andy Purdy, Huawei’s chief security officer, criticized US media on the 15th for using such retaliatory actions to harm China, which makes no sense.
According to CNN, when talking about visa restrictions for Huawei employees in the United States, Purdy pointed out that "such a move, using Huawei to retaliate and harm China, makes no sense." He also believes that although there are With huge differences, the United States and China should start a dialogue, "The two governments need to work together to solve some important issues in the world."
Just before Pompeo's voice, the United Kingdom issued a ban on Huawei's 5G on the 14th, triggering public uproar. CNN pointed out that after months of pressure from the US government, the UK decided to overturn its previous decision to allow Huawei to participate in 5G construction. The United States has long regarded Huawei as a security risk and has claimed that the Chinese government uses Huawei equipment for espionage. However, Huawei has repeatedly denied it.
Purdy believes that the British decision has nothing to do with the “security issues” claimed by US officials and that “Huawei is connected to the Chinese government”. The British ban on Huawei was issued after the new sanctions imposed by the United States in May. Purdy believes that it is the new US sanctions that prompted the British to make this move. "This is a fairly complicated issue because the US has imposed sanctions. It’s not because of what Trump and Pompeo said. They once said that the British government began to believe that Huawei was related to the Chinese government, but the British government said it didn’t matter."
For the UK 5G ban, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has responded on the 15th. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said that in the absence of any conclusive evidence, the British side used unwarranted risks as an excuse to cooperate with the United States to discriminate and exclude Chinese companies repeatedly, blatantly violating market economic principles and free trade rules, and violating the British side’s China’s relevant commitments have seriously damaged the legitimate interests of Chinese enterprises and severely impacted the foundation of mutual trust in Sino-British cooperation.
"This is not a problem for an enterprise or an industry, but a problem for the British side to highly politicize commercial and technical issues at any cost. It is a more obvious threat to the safety of Chinese investment in the UK, and whether we can remain open to the British market. The issue of confidence in fairness and non-discrimination." Hua Chunying pointed out that China is seriously concerned about this. China will fully and seriously evaluate this incident and take all necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises. (Overseas Network/Li Meng)