US Ambassador in Cernavodă: We must not tolerate Chinese communist companies, which are a threat to the security of the free world

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Chinese communist companies, such as Huawei or ZTE, should not be tolerated in the rule of law, as their purpose is to spy and pose a threat to the security of the free world, US Ambassador to Bucharest Adrian Zuckerman said on Tuesday.

He was present at the Cernavodă nuclear power plant, together with the president of Eximbank USA, Kimberly Reed.

“This is a historic day for bilateral relations between the United States and Romania. This would not have happened without the involvement of Presidents Donald Trump and Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, through their visions of cooperation in the civilian nuclear sector, for the security of both. I especially want to thank Prime Minister Orban for his courage in breaking the agreement on the Cernavoda project with CGN, a corrupt Chinese communist company known for its corrupt practices around the world,” the US diplomat said, quoted by Agerpres.

He assured that the United States will continue to respect the rule of law and human rights.

“Chinese communist companies do not respect them. The fraudulent practices of Chinese communist companies such as Huawei, Nuctech and ZTE will not be tolerated. They pose risks to the US, Romania, Europe and the whole free world. The Chinese have developed 5G technology as well as the other systems, in order to spy on and obtain information about our countries and about each of us. Only clean technologies can ensure the security of nations and of each of us. Romania must not tolerate the persecution of its people and minorities by the Chinese communist government. Labor and re-education camps do not take place in today’s world and we should all say no,” Zuckerman continued.

He congratulated Ludovic Orban for refusing to cooperate with the Chinese, including on the implementation of 5G technology.

“Prime Minister Orban had the courage to say «No» to Chinese communist 5G infrastructure and other Chinese communist companies that would endanger Romania’s security. Prime Minister Orban decided that there is no place in Romania for Chinese communist companies that threaten national security,” the ambassador added.

According to him, the visit to Romania of the president of Eximbank US, Kimberly Reed, underlines the commitment of the United States to continue the Cernavodă project.

“With the financial support of 7 billion dollars for the construction of reactors 3 and 4 and the refurbishment of reactor 1, Romania’s road to clean energy has been paved, contributing to increasing Romania’s energy security and the country’s prosperity. Exim funding will ensure energy security of Romania for the next decades,” he said.

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