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Washington claims to defend freedom and practices hegemony over other countries, says Beijing

Beijing, (ST) - China stressed today that the United States, which claims to defend democracy and freedom in the world, is exercising hegemony by pressuring its officials in other countries to adopt positions identical to those of Washington.

The US ambassador to Brazil had threatened in an interview with the Brazilian media any country, including Brazil, with serious consequences if it allowed the Chinese company Huawei to participate in building the G5 network.

Commenting on the US ambassador's remarks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that, "some American politicians, such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and others, have repeatedly pressed other countries and demanded they reject Huawei and brought absolutely unfounded accusations against the company."

The spokesman expressed China's hope that all countries will strive to maintain a fair, equitable, open, non-discriminatory business environment and firmly resist national discrimination in global cooperation in science and technology.

Raghda Sawas

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