China supports Huawei's legal action after Google complies with US ban

China supports Huawei's legal action after Google complies with US ban
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  • calendar-gray 20 May 2019

Earlier, reports emerged that Google was severing dealings with Huawei in the wake of its blacklisting by the Trump Administration, with other top US tech companies suspending the supply of their software and components to the Chinese telecommunications giant, APAreports citing Sputnik.

China's foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang has advised Chinese companies to resort to legal means in defending their rights after reports emerged that Google was complying with US demands to end all cooperation with the Chinese telecom giant Huawei.

"We learned of this through media reports. Once we have received official confirmation, we shall closely follow the development of events," Lu Kang said in a press briefing, adding "China fully supports its companies in their attempts to legally defend their rights and interests." 

The United States has accused Huawei of spying on behalf of the Chinese government and seeks to deny it access to government contracts and 5G networks throughout the world.

Huawei, the world's largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, has rejected all accusations and maintains it is independent from China's authorities.

Aida Tinayeva

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