Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks
2018/10/30

Q: Yesterday, Australia's intelligence agency warned about the security risks of using Chinese technologies such as 5G from China Telecoms. Do you have any comment on that?

A: We have noted relevant reports. The Chinese government always encourages the Chinese enterprises to observe international rules and local laws when carrying out economic cooperation overseas. Cooperation between Chinese and Australian enterprises is to realize mutual benefit and win-win outcomes. The Australian side should facilitate such cooperation between the two sides, instead of finding all kinds of excuses to obstruct cooperation and taking discriminatory measures.

We urge the Australian side to discard its ideological bias and offer a level playing field for Chinese enterprises to compete in Australia. We hope that the Australian side could approach this issue prudently.

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