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Monday, May 20, 2019, 18:13
China backs Huawei as tech giant says security updates to continue
By China Daily
Monday, May 20, 2019, 18:13 By China Daily

China's Foreign Ministry on Monday voiced support for Chinese enterprises to defend their legitimate rights following Google's partial suspension of Huawei services, while Huawei Technologies Co said all its existing products will still get security updates and support.

China supports Chinese enterprises to take up legal arms to defend their legitimate rights

Lu Kang, Spokesperson, Chinese Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said: "We have read reports and noted that Google has suspended business with Huawei requiring the transfer of hardware, software and technical services and suspended the provision of relevant services to Huawei."

"We will formally confirm this matter and follow the development of the situation. At the same time, China supports Chinese enterprises to take up legal arms to defend their legitimate rights," Lu added.

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In a statement, Huawei said that it will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all its existing Huawei and Honor brand smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.

Alphabet Inc's Google confirmed on Monday that it has restricted Huawei's access to updates of its Android operating system and some mobile services as it complies with the US ban on Huawei.

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Huawei said it has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world.

"As one of Android's key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefited both users and the industry," Huawei said in a statement.

"We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally," the Chinese technology giant said in a statement.

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