(ECNS) -- China’s cybersecurity review does not target any particular countries or regions, nor does China seek to exclude technologies or products from any specific country, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said on Wednesday.
The cybersecurity review by relevant Chinese authorities on Micron’s products sold in China is carried out in accordance with the law and the latest decision is based in facts, Mao said.
Mao also pointed out that the U.S. used national security as a pretext to put more than 1,200 Chinese companies and individuals on various lists and subjected them to all kinds of restrictions despite the lack of hard evidence of wrongdoing.
“This is what constitutes economic coercion. This is unacceptable,” she said.
China strongly opposes the US’s unjustified suppression of Chinese companies by over-stretching the concept of national security and abusing state power, Mao said, adding that the discriminatory and unfair practice seriously hurts normal trade and economic exchanges and cooperation between China and the U.S., violates market rules and the international trade order and severely disrupts global industrial and supply chain stability.
“The Chinese side will continue to do what is necessary to firmly safeguard the lawful rights and interests of Chinese companies and institutions,” she said.