China minister condemns US House report on Huawei, ZTE

China minister condemns US House report on Huawei, ZTE

Speaking to reporters Saturday, Mr. Chen said warnings by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee against Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. were “outrageous” and displayed a “Cold War mentality.”

The congressional report, issued last month, said the companies posed risks to U.S. national security because their equipment could become a vehicle for Chinese spying. The companies have denied the allegations.

President Obama took a tough rhetorical line with China during the campaign, largely to blunt criticism from Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who vowed to formally label China a currency manipulator.

The president trumpeted WTO complaints his administration had brought against China, accusing the country of unfair trade practices on tires and other products, and saying he had put “unprecedented trade pressure” on Beijing.

US also criticized the Chinese solar panel which somehow affect economy of Beijing ,because they sold product on low prices.
U.S. solar-panel makers had been hurt by Chinese competitors that engaged in illegal dumping and received illegal subsidies, clearing the way for the U.S. Commerce Department to finalize preliminary tariffs. The department said last month that it planned to set tariffs at 24% to 36% for major Chinese panel makers and up to 250% for smaller companies.

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