China urges U.S. to stop suppressing Chinese companies after drone grounded

China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it hopes the U.S. will stop unreasonably suppressing Chinese companies operating in the U.S. market to provide a fair, just and non-discriminatory business environment.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the remarks at a daily news briefing on Thursday after reports of Chinese drone maker DJI said the U.S. Department of Interior had grounded all Chinese-made or part-made drones as part of a review of its entire drone program.

Geng also said Washington should stop abusing the concept of national security and promoting the China threat theory.