Google halts some business with China’s Huawei: report


Google has reportedly halted some of its business with Huawei as the U.S. government has attempted to blacklist the Chinese tech company. 

Google is suspending some dealings with Huawei that require transferring hardware and software between the companies, Reuters reported Sunday, citing a source close to the matter. 

{mosads}Huawei will reportedly no longer be able to access Android updates, the Gmail app, the Google Play store and new versions of Google phones outside of China. 

Some details of the stoppage were reportedly still being talked over within Google. 

The Hill has reached out to Huawei for comment. 

The U.S. government last week added Huawei to a trade blacklist, which would make it more difficult for the corporation to work with U.S. firms, after President Trump passed an executive order on the issue. Companies placed on the “Entity List” are considered to be national security threats. 

U.S. authorities have said that Huawei’s close connections to the Chinese Communist Party could result in spying in places where the company has hardware. Huawei has denied this. 

“We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications,” a Google spokesperson told The Hill in a statement on Sunday.

The administration has moved against Huawei and other Chinese technology companies after the two countries failed to come to a trade agreement this month and both said they would increase tariffs on the other’s products. 

—Updated at 9:40 p.m.

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