China urges U.S. to stop Huawei’s ‘unreasonable crackdown’

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FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China on July 22, 2019. REUTERS / Aly Song / File Photo

BEIJING / HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Chinese foreign ministry said on Saturday that the United States must end the “unreasonable crackdown” on Chinese companies like Huawei.

On Friday, the Trump administration decided to block global chip supply from blacklisted telecoms giant Huawei Technologies, raising fears of Chinese retaliation and hammering shares in US chipmaking equipment producers.

China will firmly defend the legal rights of its companies, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement in response to questions from Reuters on whether Beijing would retaliate against the United States.

Report by Pei Li and Ryan Woo; Editing by Sam Holmes

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