China on Tuesday urged the U.S. to stop taking "erroneous actions" on Chinese companies in response to the Trump administration's latest restrictions on Chinese firms.
The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday added 103 entities, including 58 Chinese and 45 Russian companies onto a "military end user" list. Accused of having military ties, those entities will be restricted from buying a range of U.S. technologies and goods.
Most of the Chinese firms seen on the list are manufacturers in heavy sectors such as electric, aviation and materials.
"China firmly opposes the U.S. politicizing economic and trade issues," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin in a daily press conference on Tuesday, adding the move violates international trade rules.
"The U.S. not only harms the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies, but also injures the interests of U.S. companies," added Wang.
Later on Tuesday, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said on its website that the country will adopt necessary measures to safeguard Chinese companies' legitimate interests.
"We once again urge the U.S. to stop its unilateralism and bullying," said MOFCOM. "[The U.S. should] provide fair treatment to companies from all countries, including Chinese companies, and maintain a normal international economic and trade order."
SMIC later denied the relationship with the Chinese military and DJI said it was "disappointed" in the U.S.' decision, adding that "customers in America can continue to buy and use DJI products normally."
(Cover image: File photo of Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin speaking during a news conference in Beijing, China, July 27, 2020. /Reuters)