China backs firm, particular person not be “silent lambs”: FM

BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) — China supports relevant company and individual in seeking legal redress to protect their interests and refusing to be victimized like “silent lambs”, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.

He made the remarks when answering a question regarding the case of Huawei, during a press conference on the sidelines of the country’s annual legislative session.

The recent action against a particular Chinese company and individual is by no means a pure judicial case, but a deliberate political move to bring them down, Wang said, adding that China has taken and will continue to take all necessary measures to resolutely protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese firms and citizens.

“People can tell right and wrong. Justice will have its day,” Wang said.

“What we are standing up for is not just the interests of a company, but also a country or a nation’s legitimate right to development, and by extension, the basic right of all countries who wish to climb up the technology ladder,” Wang said.

China hopes all parties will follow rules, overcome prejudice, create a level playing field for businesses of all countries, and provide a safe and reliable environment for the interactions of people of all countries, Wang said.