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Chinese foreign ministry warns India of ‘reverse sanctions’ against banning Huawei 5G role

Huawei 5G

New Delhi, August 7: China on Wednesday warned India against banning telecommunication giant Huawei technology private limited from doing business in the nation, warning New Delhi of “reverse sanctions” for the Indian firms doing businesses in China, according to the acknowledged source to the matter.

According to Reuters, India is still due to make trials for installing the next-generational 5G network in upcoming few months, however, hasn’t yet taken any call over whether it would welcome Huawei 5G equipment maker to participate, India’s telecoms minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has stated.

Two sources close to the internal discussion in India’s capital New Delhi stated Vikram Misri, the Indian ambassador to Beijing, was called on July 10 to the Chinese foreign ministry to hear the nation’s deep concern about the United States campaigns to keep Huawei out of favoured 5G mobile infrastructure across the globe.

Addressing the conference, the Chinese officials stated there could be
reverse sanctions” on the Indian entities engaged in Chinese businesses if block Huawei dependently with the US pressure, one source said citing the ambassador’s meeting readout.

In response to the question, the Chinese foreign ministry stated Beijing expected New Delhi would pursue an independent action on 5G bidders.

“Huawei has carried out operations in India for a long time, and has made contributions to the development of Indian society and the economy that is clear to all,” spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement.

“On the issue of Chinese enterprises participating in the construction of India’s 5G, we hope the Indian side makes an independent and objective decision, and provides a fair, just and non-discriminatory commercial environment for Chinese enterprises’ investment and operations, to realize mutual benefit.”

“China is now blackmailing India into using #Huawei for its 5G infrastructure – they know no bounds! The #CCP moves to strong-arming countries into exposing themselves to surveillance and espionage,” U.S. Congressman Jim Banks, an Indian republican, has slammed the Chinese communist party.

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