(Yicai Global) May 20 -- Lenovo Group, the world's biggest maker of personal computers, has refuted online speculation that it has put a lid on product sales to Huawei Technologies after the telecoms equipment giant was blacklisted in the US.
Huawei is a major customer and Lenovo will continue to supply products and services to it based on the laws and regulations in the countries and regions in which Lenovo operates, Lenovo said in a statement on its Weibo account. The company will take legal action against rumor-mongers, it added.
Insiders at Lenovo, which is headquartered in China and the US, told Yicai Global that the supply chain was running as normal even before the statement was posted. Huawei has yet to comment on the matter.
Chinese netizens had said on social media platforms including WeChat and Weibo that Lenovo had stopped supplying computers to Huawei offices, and those have been replaced by other brands on an internal procurement site in Shenzhen where Huawei is headquartered. All of Huawei's computers are from Lenovo, they added.
On May 16, US President Donald Trump's administration added Huawei to a list of firms that will have a harder time purchasing products from US companies.
Editor: Emmi Laine