China News Service, Beijing, May 20 (Reporter Li Jingze) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin hosted a regular press conference on May 20.

A reporter asked about the Canadian government's announcement to prohibit the use of Huawei and ZTE products and services in Canada's telecommunications system on the grounds of so-called "national security".

  Wang Wenbin: Canada's move completely violates the principles of market economy and free trade rules, and seriously damages the rights and interests of Chinese companies.

He said that China will conduct a comprehensive and serious assessment of this and take all necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies.