Saturday, 3 April 2021

 

Huawei branded ‘lever of Beijing’ over Nike and Adidas app bans

Huawei described the removal of the apps as a ‘temporary’ procedure
Huawei described the removal of the apps as a ‘temporary’ procedure
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Huawei stands accused of being “part of Beijing’s levers of power” after removing apps by Nike and Adidas from its store amid a growing backlash in China over allegations of forced labour.

The Chinese tech giant, which was banned from contributing to Britain’s 5G network last year, said that following a “significant number of complaints from users” it had halted downloads of the apps on Monday “in accordance with our risk handling procedure”.

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