China urges U.S. to stop erroneous actions after listing firms with military ties

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin speaks during a news conference in Beijing, China July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - China urged the United States on Tuesday to stop what it called erroneous actions after the U.S. ordered restrictions on Chinese and Russian firms with military ties from buying U.S. goods.

The United States has been abusing the concept of national security in order to crack down on foreign companies, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a news briefing in Beijing.

The Trump administration on Monday published a list of Chinese and Russian companies with alleged military ties that restrict them from buying a wide range of U.S. goods and technology.

Reporting By Cate Cadell; Writing by Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Christian Schmollinger