China says US needs to listen to domestic voices calling for reason

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China says US needs to listen to domestic voices calling for reason

Mao Ning, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, poses a question during a press conference on November 16, 2022. PHOTO FOREIGN MINISTRY, CHINA BEIJING - The United States needs to listen to domestic voices calling for reason, and to stop blocking and crippling Chinese companies, a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.

According to reports, an American industry coalition sent a letter to Jack Reed, chairman of the US Senate Committee on Armed Services, and James Inhofe, ranking member of the committee. The letter said that the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act NDAA amendment banning government agencies from doing business with Chinese semiconductor manufacturers is not clearly defined in laws or regulations and will present huge burdens to contractors and government.

The NDAA is essentially US domestic legislation. Mao Ning told a daily news briefing that we firmly opposes inserting negative content about China into the draft legislation.

Mao said that global supply and demand chains take shape as a result of the laws of the market and the choices of businesses. Mao said that arbitrary disruption and damage to global supply chains will not receive any support from the US business community.

The United States needs to listen to domestic voices calling for reason, stop politicizing, weaponizing and ideologizing economic, trade and sci-tech issues, stop blocking and hobbling Chinese companies, respect the law of the market economy and free trade rules, and defend the security and stability of global industrial and supply chains, Mao said.