Beijing has urged the US to stop putting pressure on Chinese companies, RIA Novosti reported referring to China's MFA statement following reports of possible sanctions on a number of Chinese companies.
Earlier, Reuters, referring to a document received at its disposal, reported that the Pentagon had compiled a list of Chinese companies the US is going to impose sanctions on.
According to the agency, the US Department of Defense has prepared a list of 20 Chinese companies that Washington believes is controlled or owned by the People’s Liberation Army of China.
As the MFA noted, the US, again and again, generalizes the concept of national security, abuses state power and exerts pressure on individual Chinese enterprises, all of which run counter to the principles of a market economy that the US has always praised.
The Chinese MFA noted that Beijing calls on the US to stop unreasonable pressure on Chinese companies, as well as to provide honest, fair, and non-discriminatory conditions for the normal operation of Chinese companies in the US.