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China Backs Huawei Not To Be ‘Silent Lamb’ In U.S Legal Fight

China threw its weight behind Huawei’s legal battle against the United States on Friday, saying the telecom giant will not be a “silent lamb to the slaughter” and vowing to defend the rights of Chinese companies.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi voiced Beijing’s support as Huawei mounts a legal and public relations campaign to counter US warnings that the company’s networks and equipment could serve as Trojan horses for Chinese intelligence services.

US prosecutors have also charged the company and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, over allegations of violating Iran sanctions.

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“It’s quite obvious to any fair and unbiased person that the recent action against a particular company and Chinese individual is not just a pure judicial case but deliberate political suppression,” Wang said at a news conference on the sidelines of China’s annual parliament session.

China threw its weight behind Huawei’s legal battle against the United States on Friday, saying the telecom giant will not be a “silent lamb to the slaughter” and vowing to defend the rights of Chinese companies.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi voiced Beijing’s support as Huawei mounts a legal and public relations campaign to counter US warnings that the company’s networks and equipment could serve as Trojan horses for Chinese intelligence services.

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US prosecutors have also charged the company and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, over allegations of violating Iran sanctions.

“It’s quite obvious to any fair and unbiased person that the recent action against a particular company and Chinese individual is not just a pure judicial case but deliberate political suppression,” Wang said at a news conference on the sidelines of China’s annual parliament session.

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