China's government accused Trump of administration of "fabric [ing]" reasons to choke the country's economic growth Monday after Vice President Pence called a top Chinese technology company a security threat to the United States
ABC News reports that a spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry aimed at Pence after the Vice President warned European countries in Brussels to "reject any company that would compromise the integrity of our communications technology or our national security systems" referring to Chinese tech giant Huawei.
The US is trying to "make an excuse to suppress legitimate development," replied the Foreign Minister spokesman, ABC News.
"China does not and will not require companies or individuals to collect or provide foreign information to the Chinese Government by installing back doors or other acts that violate local laws," Foreign Minister Spokesman Geng Shuang added that
Trump The administration has urged the US allies to cease using Huawei since last autumn, and the Justice Department is investigating the company for allegedly stealing trade secrets.
China called the allegations against Huawei "baseless fabrications" last month as the Trump administration and Chinese officials are trying to negotiate an end to the ongoing trade dispute between the two countries.
"We urge relevant parties to stop the groundless fabrications and unreasonable restrictions on Huawei and other Chinese companies and create a fair and good environment for joint investment and usually co-operation from both sides", spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in January
"Using security reasons to hype, prevent, or limit the normal collaboration between businesses will ultimately only harm one's own interests," Hua added at that time.