Biden mentions ‘regulation of Chinese cars’… China: “Discrimination must stop”

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US President Biden: Chinese smart cars pose a threat to national security
Chinese Spokesperson Maoning: “The principles of market economy and fair competition must be respected.”

When U.S. President Joe Biden expressed a negative stance toward the advancement of Chinese smart cars, the Chinese government criticized on the 1st, saying, “Discrimination and oppression must stop.”

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Maoning, spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said this in response to President Biden’s comments regarding connected vehicles made in China at a regular briefing on the same day, saying, “Politicizing economic and trade issues in this way will only hinder the development of the U.S. automobile industry.”

Spokesperson Mao said, “The reason Chinese automobiles are welcomed globally is not because of so-called ‘unfair’ practices, but because of technological innovation and excellent quality formed in fierce market competition,” adding, “China has always kept its doors open to global automobile companies.” did.

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He continued by criticizing, “American automobile companies have enjoyed ample benefits from the Chinese market, but on the contrary, the United States is seriously impeding the entry of Chinese automobiles into the market by erecting barriers such as large-scale protectionism and discriminatory subsidy policies.”

“The United States must respect the principles of market economy and fair competition, stop expanding the concept of national security, and stop discriminating and suppressing Chinese companies,” he said. “Properly maintain an open, fair, and non-discriminatory business environment.” “He urged.

The Financial Times (FT) reported on the 29th (local time) that President Biden previously ordered the Department of Commerce to establish measures on what measures the administration should take to block exports to the United States of connected cars made in China, where the possibility of hacking has been raised. reported.

According to reports, President Biden ordered an investigation and said, “China is trying to dominate the future of the automobile market through unfair practices, etc.” and “If China’s policies are implemented, our market will be flooded with their vehicles, which poses a threat to national security.” It can be. “I will not just watch this,” he warned.

In addition, he pointed out, “China is regulating American and foreign cars entering its market,” and “In this situation, would it be appropriate to allow Chinese-made Connected vehicles without any safety measures?”

Former President Donald Trump, who is likely to face President Biden in this year’s U.S. presidential election, has already pledged to impose tariffs on Chinese vehicles.

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Source: Donga

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