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Thursday, August 23, 2018, 23:19
Australia urged not to target Chinese firms
By Xinhua
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 23:19 By Xinhua

In this March 13, 2018 photo, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang answers a question during a press conference in Beijing, China. (PHOTO / FMPRC.GOV.CN)

Beijing on Thursday urged Canberra to abandon ideological prejudice and provide a fair competitive environment for Chinese companies to operate in Australia.

Australia should not "use various excuses to artificially set barriers and adopt discriminatory practices", Lu said

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang expressed serious concern at a daily news conference after Australia's government banned Chinese telecom firm Huawei from supplying equipment for the country's planned 5G mobile network.

Australia should not "use various excuses to artificially set barriers and adopt discriminatory practices.", Lu said.

The cooperation between Chinese and Australian enterprises is mutually beneficial, he said, adding that Australia should facilitate such cooperation because it not only conforms to the interests of Chinese companies but also the interests of Australian companies and consumers.

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