BEIJING Oct 8 China's foreign ministry said on
Monday that Chinese telecoms companies operate according to
market rules, urging the United States to "set aside prejudices"
when it came to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp
"Chinese telecoms companies have been developing their
international business based on market economy principles. Their
investment in the United States embodies the mutually beneficial
nature of Sino-American economic and trade relations," said
ministry spokesman Hong Lei.
China's top telecommunications gear makers should be kept
from the U.S. market because they cannot be trusted to dodge
Chinese state influence and thus pose a security threat, the
U.S. House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee leaders
said in a draft of a report to be released later on Monday.