On Oct. 10, 2012, Huanqiu (the Chinese edition of Global Times) published an editorial titled, “The U.S. Must Be Subjected to Retaliation for Creating Trouble for Chinese Companies.” U.S. lawmakers are seeking to block Huawei and ZTE, China’s top network equipment makers, from doing business in the U.S. because of national security reasons.
The Huanqiu editorial asserted, “China needs to be serious about protecting its own enterprises. It should have the courage and the willingness to use state power to retaliate against those countries that make trouble for China’s enterprises. China must take action to let the United States and Europe understand that, if Chinese enterprises encounter trouble in their countries, their companies in China will then become scapegoats. Now is the time for China to show its determination to the United States and Europe.”
Source: Huanqiu, October 10, 2012