Question: The British government told its departments to stop installing Chinese-linked surveillance cameras at sensitive buildings, citing security risks. What’s China’s comment?
Mao Ning: The Chinese government always encourages Chinese companies to carry out foreign trade and investment cooperation in line with local laws as well as market principles and international rules. We are firmly against some people’s moves to deliberately overstretch the concept of national security to wear down Chinese enterprises. We are keeping a close eye on how things will develop. The Chinese government will firmly defend Chinese businesses’ legitimate and lawful rights and interests.