Pic of the Day | US ban on China Unicom: Wow, what a 'free-market' economy
The US government last week banned two Chinese companies, China Unicom and Pacific Network, from providing international telecoms services in the country, citing national security concerns.
Using national security as a pretext, the U.S. once again damaged its own image of a 'market-oriented' country and has also harmed the legitimate rights and interests of global consumers. The same old trick has been used against China's Telecom and Tik Tok earlier.
Stirring widespread backlash, the U.S. is urged to stop generalizing the "national security" concept and cracking down on Chinese companies without factual justification.