søndag 10. februar 2019

China denies ‘ridiculous’ spying allegations by Lithuania

China has denied what it termed “ridiculous” allegations of spying levelled by Lithuania as the euro zone state joined other Western nations in expressing concerns about Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. The company has raised suspicions in the West for its close ties to Beijing and generated fears it may be a tool of China’s international espionage capabilities.

“It is absurd and ridiculous for the Lithuanian intelligence and security services to rely on conjecture and imagination to make unfounded distortions,” the Chinese embassy in Vilnius said in a statement on Friday. It said it was “shocked and surprised” by the “totally unacceptable” statements made by Lithuanian intelligence, insisting that “China does not pose any security threat to Lithuania”.