China criticizes US action against Huawei

In this Thursday, May 16, 2019, file photo, a worker uses an electric cart to haul a load of ride-sharing bicycles along a street in Beijing. Figures

In this Thursday, May 16, 2019, file photo, a worker uses an electric cart to haul a load of ride-sharing bicycles along a street in Beijing. Figures

A man uses his mobile phone in front of a billboard at a construction site in Beijing, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Figures released on Wednesday showed Ch

A man uses his mobile phone in front of a billboard at a construction site in Beijing, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Figures released on Wednesday showed Ch

A delivery man naps with his trolley in Beijing on Thursday, May 16, 2019. China's factory output and consumer spending weakened in April as a tariff

A delivery man naps with his trolley in Beijing on Thursday, May 16, 2019. China's factory output and consumer spending weakened in April as a tariff

A man presses on the glass window near a logo for Huawei in Beijing on Thursday, May 16, 2019. In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei,

A man presses on the glass window near a logo for Huawei in Beijing on Thursday, May 16, 2019. In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei,

A woman walks past advertisement for Huawei smartphones in Beijing on Thursday, May 16, 2019. In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, t

A woman walks past advertisement for Huawei smartphones in Beijing on Thursday, May 16, 2019. In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, t

BEIJING (AP) — China's government has criticized Washington for imposing export controls on technology sales to tech giant Huawei, saying it will "resolutely safeguard" Chinese companies.

A foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, criticized "abuse of export control measures" on Thursday after President Donald Trump signed an order requiring vendors to get approval for sales to Huawei.

Huawei, the biggest global maker of switching equipment for phone and internet companies, has spent a decade fighting accusations it facilitates Chinese spying.

Lu said Beijing will take "further measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises" but gave no details.