Huawei comments by Bolsonaro’s son harmed relations with Brazil, says China

Huawei comments by Bolsonaro’s son harmed relations with Brazil, says China

South China Morning Post - China·2020-11-25 17:02

Eduardo Bolsonaro had said on Twitter that Huawei technology was ‘Chinese espionage’

Several of his comments ‘darken the friendly atmosphere between the two countries’, Chinese embassy says

China’s embassy in

Brazil

on Tuesday said a son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had harmed relations between the two countries with critical comments about telecommunications equipment firm

Huawei

.

The rift was the latest chapter in a battle between China and the United States over US claims that China’s Huawei Technologies Co is a security threat. The United States imposed trade restrictions on Huawei in September. Huawei has repeatedly denied being a security risk.

Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, the president’s son, has made statements that “darken the friendly atmosphere between the two countries and hurt the image of Brazil”, the Chinese embassy wrote on Twitter.

Brazil’s right-wing government in early November

joined the US-led Clean Network

, a digital alliance among more than 30 countries and big telecoms companies that excludes technology that Washington views as manipulated by China, such as that of Huawei.

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