China says hopes US will 'stop abusing concept of national security' after US grounds drones

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BEIJING, Oct 31 (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said on Thursday after the United States grounded all non-emergency Chinese-made drones that it hoped Washington would "stop abusing the concept of national security" and provide a non-discriminatory atmosphere for Chinese companies.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily news briefing after Chinese drone maker DJI said that the U.S. Department of Interior had grounded all Chinese-made or part-made drones as part of a review of its entire drone programme. (Reporting by Cate Cadell; Editing by Hugh Lawson)