Pompeo says he has “reversed China’s 5G master plan”, foreign ministry responds

On December 24, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin hosted a regular press conference.

A reporter asked a question, on the 23rd, US Secretary of State Pompeo tweeted that we have reversed the momentum of China’s 5G master plan. What is China’s comment?

Wang Wenbin said that we have repeatedly pointed out that the practice of some U.S. politicians generalizing the concept of national security and abusing national power to suppress specific foreign enterprises is aimed at maintaining the U.S. monopoly in the field of science and technology, which is a typical economic bullying practice, deviating from the principles of market competition and international economic and trade rules, and impacting the stability of the global industrial chain and supply chain.

Wang Wenbin pointed out that the so-called “clean network” of the U.S. side, in essence, is synonymous with “coercive trading”, which is unpopular and will only be resisted by more and more countries. I noticed that some European media recently said that the U.S. sanctions against China is an “America First” policy, and European companies have no intention to choose between the U.S. and China.

“Coercion and bullying will not stop the development and growth of Chinese enterprises.” Wang Wenbin said that China has built a total of 718,000 5G base stations, making it the largest 5G network in the world. We are willing to promote relevant cooperation with other countries on the basis of mutual openness, equality and mutual benefit, while calling on the international community to resolutely say no to country-specific discrimination in global economic, trade and science and technology cooperation, just like resisting racial discrimination.