China urges the U.S. to stop the mistake of carrying out the executive order barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by Chinese company Huawei and its 70 subsidiaries, Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng said in a media conference.
"The executive order is an abuse of national security and unilateral trade sanctions," Gao said, adding that the U.S. should respect market economy rules and build a transparent and unbiased commercial environment for foreign companies.
China has always asked Chinese enterprises to follow the laws of the countries where they are based and will take necessary measures to protect Chinese companies' rightful interests.
MOFCOM's response came after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring a national emergency and barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing an "unacceptable risk to the national security."
Earlier, Huawei also responded that restricting Huawei from doing business in the U.S. will not make the U.S. more secure or stronger.