|Embassy Spokesperson's Statement on the US Secretary of State Pompeo's Anti-China Remarks and 5G Security Issue|
The US Secretary of State Pompeo made remarks accusing and attacking China, and spread misinformation during his visit to Slovenia, which Chinese side firmly opposes. We believe that no matter how many times a lie has been repeated, it will never become a fact.
The 21st century is no longer a time to instigate ideological confrontations. Advocacy of hatred and instigation of confrontation is incompatible with the trend of the times. The attempt by the US to create a "New Cold War" trap and to form cliques to contain China will not succeed, nor will it be in anyone's interest. The pain caused by the Cold War to Europe in the last century is still freshly remembered by European countries. We believe that no European country wants a "New Cold War". We advise some US politicians to stop spreading political viruses, stop slandering China with words and deeds, and stop interfering in China's internal affairs.
On the issue of the 5G security, the US violates the principles of market economy, abuses the concept of national security to implement discriminatory and exclusive policies. It has made “presumptions of guilt” against Chinese companies without being able to provide any evidence. And it even uses the power of the state machine to suppress Chinese companies. This kind of bullying behaviors are not welcome. The fact that we all witness is that the US has been monitoring other countries, including its European allies.
The Chinese side takes note of the 5G security Joint Declaration between Slovenia and the US. The Slovenian side has made it clear to the Chinese side that the Joint Declaration is not against China or Chinese companies. We expect the Slovenian side to honor its commitments, and to continue to provide an open, fair, just and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese companies.