China says it is opposed to Canada ban on Huawei/ZTE 5G equipment

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FILE PHOTO - Huawei logo at Huawei Technologies France in Boulogne-Billancourt

(Correcting typo on Huawei RIC)

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing said on Friday that it was opposed to Canada’s plan to ban the use of 5G equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters during a briefing that China would take all necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate interests of Chinese firms.

(This story refiles to correct typo on Huawei RIC)

(Reporting by Yew Lun Tian in Beijing, writing by Eduardo Baptista; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)