- Title: China says France should be objective and fair on Huawei's 5G plan
- Date: 6th July 2020
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (JULY 6, 2020) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN ZHAO LIJIAN ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, ZHAO LIJIAN, SAYING "The French government has publicly said many times that it won't take discriminatary measures against a certain country or a company when it comes to 5G, and further more, it will not exclude Huawei. We hope the French side will keep an objective and fair attitude, respect market rules and companies' wishes, make independent choices that fit its own interests, and with concrete actions provide an open, fair and just business environment for foreign companies, including Chinese companies." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY CHINESE NATIONAL FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 20th July 2020 12:15
- Keywords: 5G ANSSI China tech France Huawei
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Information Technologies / Computer Sciences,Science
- Reuters ID: LVA001CLO6ZBB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Chinese foreign ministry on Monday (July 6) called on France to be open and fair to Chinese companies, including Huawei.
The head of the French cybersecurity agency ANSSI said there would not be a total ban on using equipment from Huawei in the rollout of the French 5G telecoms network, but that it was pushing French telcos to avoid switching to the Chinese company.
France's decision over Huawei's equipment is crucial for two of the country's four telecoms operators, Bouygues Telecom and SFR, as about half of their current mobile network is made by the Chinese group.
The U.S. government has urged its allies to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant from the West's next-generation communications, saying Beijing could use it for spying. Huawei has denied the charges.
(Productionï¼šShubing Wang, Fang Nanlin)
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