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China To Establish an ‘Unreliable Entities’ List To Protect Its Security and Oppose Unilateralism

June 1, 2019 (EIRNS)—In a May 31 press conference, Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng announced that the government will shortly establish a list of “unreliable entities” as a means of opposing unilateralism and trade protectionism, and to protect the China’s national security.

Clearly meant as a response to the U.S. banning of Huawei and other punitive measures, the list, as described by Gao, will include

“foreign enterprises, organizations and individuals that do not comply with market rules, violate the spirit of contract, block or cut supplies to Chinese firms with non-commercial purposes, and seriously damage the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises.”

More specific measures will be announced in the near future, he said. It was reported elsewhere that FedEx is under investigation after it delivered packages addressed to Huawei to a site in the U.S.

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