BEIJING, May 30 (Xinhua) -- China called for a right mindset that developing countries are entitled to rights to enhance development capacities and pursue technological progress, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad recently said his country will use Huawei technology "as much as possible." He also reportedly said the United States must accept that its strong research and development capability could also now be found in the East.
In response, spokesperson Lu Kang said developing countries, like China and Malaysia, have the right to advance their technological abilities, and it was in the interests of all countries to achieve common development and progress through mutually beneficial cooperation.
He said certain countries should listen carefully to the "true and fair" words of Prime Minister Mahathir, and see the development of developing nations as opportunities.
When answering a question about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claim that Huawei was an instrument of the Chinese government, Lu said the United States had fabricated a series of topics to influence the public to believe Huawei has security problems, in order to suppress Huawei.
"What people are most concerned about is whether the U.S. will be able to show us the evidence or not," Lu said.