Premier: Telling companies to spy is 'not how China behaves'

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives for a press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the P

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives for a press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the P

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, speaks during a press conference held after the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, speaks during a press conference held after the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the

A military band plays the national anthem during the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Friday

A military band plays the national anthem during the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Friday

A Xinjiang delegate walks among the delegates as they leave the Great Hall of the People after attending the closing session of China's National Peopl

A Xinjiang delegate walks among the delegates as they leave the Great Hall of the People after attending the closing session of China's National Peopl

Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after attending the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, Friday, March

Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after attending the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, Friday, March

Female delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after attending the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, Friday

Female delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after attending the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, Friday

A soldier in usher uniform stands guard as delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after the closing session of China's National People's Congres

A soldier in usher uniform stands guard as delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after the closing session of China's National People's Congres

An ethnic minority delegate leaves the Great Hall of the People after attending the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Bei

An ethnic minority delegate leaves the Great Hall of the People after attending the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Bei

Soldiers in usher uniforms push a barricade as they prepare to close off the Great Hall of the People after the closing session of China's National Pe

Soldiers in usher uniforms push a barricade as they prepare to close off the Great Hall of the People after the closing session of China's National Pe

Chinese women pose with national flags in front of the Great Hall of the People as paramilitary policemen try to clear Tiananmen Square after the dail

Chinese women pose with national flags in front of the Great Hall of the People as paramilitary policemen try to clear Tiananmen Square after the dail

BEIJING (AP) — China's premier has said Beijing "will not do that" when asked whether Chinese companies are told to spy on foreign countries.

Premier Li Keqiang, speaking at a news conference, said Friday that such tactics were "not how China behaves."

The United States and some other governments have imposed curbs on use of technology from Chinese vendors including Huawei Technologies Ltd. as possible security risks.

Asked whether Beijing told Chinese companies to spy, Li said, "Let me tell you explicitly that this is not consistent with Chinese law. This is not how China behaves. We did not do that and will not do that in the future."