Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks
2019/09/13

Q: Former Australian Prime Minister Abbott said during an interview that the British government should ban Chinese telecommunications companies from its 5G network roll-out and that it is important for the Five Eyes network to have a common approach to this. Australian Ambassador Feakin for Cyber Affairs also said to India that "high-risk vendors" like Huawei will bring risks to its 5G network. I wonder what is your comment on that?

A: Under the pretext of national security, Australia was the first country to ban Chinese companies from its 5G network roll-out without any evidence of risks. It is blatant discrimination against Chinese companies. Australia has also been lecturing other countries about the 5G network and encouraging them to follow suit. Such disgraceful and immoral conduct is against basic market principles and international rules, which China firmly opposes. We advise some in Australia to not overstep their bounds, to not go further astray on their wrong path, and to stop doing such things that hurt the interests of Australia itself and others.

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