China appeals to Washington to avoid politics in investment after tech probe launched
Originally published: November 28, 2011
Last updated: December 21, 2011 - 2:33pm
China appealed to Washington to avoid politicizing investment after a congressional panel said it would look into whether Chinese technology firms operating in the United States pose a security threat.
A foreign ministry spokesman, Liu Weimin, said Chinese companies operating abroad obey the law and act according to market principles.
"We hope the U.S. side will not politicize our economic cooperation," Liu said. The US House of Representatives intelligence committee said it will investigate whether allowing Chinese companies to expand in the United States might aid Chinese electronic spying. It cited Huawei Technologies Ltd. and rival ZTE Corp., makers of telecommunications gear, as being among the companies to be examined.
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