China News Service, Beijing, October 9th (Huang Yuqin) In response to reports that the United States is considering sanctions against China’s Ant Group and Tencent, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a regular press conference on the 9th that the United States is not taking it. Unreasonable suppression and intimidation of non-U.S. companies that have achieved a leading edge in a certain field under any real evidence has fully exposed the true intentions of a few US politicians and the ugly face of economic bullying.

  A reporter asked questions. According to reports, the United States is considering sanctions against China's Ant Group and Tencent, saying that related companies may endanger the national security of the United States.

What is China's comment?

  Hua Chunying said that some people in the United States have been generalizing the concept of national security and abusing national power. They had previously unreasonably suppressed and threatened Chinese companies such as Huawei and TikTok, but they could not provide any real evidence.

You may still remember that the US once hyped the so-called "China's forced technology transfer" issue, but now senior US officials have publicly threatened that the TikTok code must remain in the United States. If the conditions of the United States are not met, they threaten to shut down or sanction China. Business.

  She pointed out that this is a typical government coercion transaction by the US, which is tantamount to modern pirates.

In fact, whether it is against Chinese companies or US allies, it is not uncommon for the US to use state machinery to impose such sanctions or threats on personnel of other countries' companies.

Everyone still remembers the Toshiba incident in Japan in 1987 and the Alstom incident in France in 2014. Now it is the Chinese companies, TikTok, WeChat and Huawei. Now they are targeting Ant Group and Tencent.

  Hua Chunying said that without any real evidence, the US has unreasonably suppressed and coerced non-US companies that have achieved a leading advantage in a certain field, which fully exposed the real intentions and economics of a few US politicians. The ugly face of bullying.

This is a naked hegemony and hegemonic act, a gross violation of the laws of market economy and international economic and trade, a major threat to the security of the global industrial chain and supply chain, and a serious distortion of the global market.

  Hua Chunying emphasized that we firmly oppose the U.S. bullying practices that broaden the concept of national security, abuse of national power, and unreasonably suppress foreign companies. We hope that the United States will truly respect the principles of market economy and fair competition, abide by international economic and trade rules, and provide an open, fair, just, and non-discriminatory business environment for companies from various countries to invest and operate in the United States. China will continue to take necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies. (Finish)