Q: According to sources familiar with this matter, after China announced the suspension of purchasing American agricultural products, the US postponed a decision on granting licenses that would allow US companies to continue doing business with Huawei. I wonder what is your comment on that?
A: I'm not aware of the US decision you talked about. I'd refer you to the US side. I'd like to stress the following points.
The US has been using its national power to randomly sanction and oppress Chinese companies. This has seriously undermined its image as a country and its own interests. What's worse, it has severely damaged global industrial chain and supply chain. This has been and will continue to be opposed by all countries. As we note, Qualcomm, Intel, Micron and other American companies have asked the US government to make a decision on granting licenses as soon as possible. US Commerce Secretary Ross said on July 30 that the department has received over 50 applications for sales license for Huawei, and the number is still increasing. I think the business community has demonstrated a clear attitude. Also, the US government has made commitments on this issue before.
We urge the US to stop unreasonable oppression and sanctions on Huawei and other Chinese companies and to treat them in a fair, just and non-discriminatory manner. We advise the US to become responsible for its people, for China-US relations and for the world economy, give up illusions and demonstrate good faith. It needs to work in concert with China to resolve each other's concerns and differences through consultation based on equality and mutual respect.
postponed延迟; 延期; 展缓; postpone的过去分词和过去式
good faith真诚; 善意