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Huawei is one of the biggest phone makers in the world, but the company’s success, combined with China’s national security laws, has raised security concerns in the US. These concerns mean that Huawei, a Chinese manufacturer, has not been able to sell its phones in the US, and the situation has escalated. President Trump signed an executive order that blocks US companies from buying foreign-made telecoms equipment, and the US Commerce Department placed Huawei on the “Entity List,” which prevents it from buying technology from US companies without government approval. In response, Google suspended Huawei’s Android license, meaning that Google will no longer provide the Chinese firm with forthcoming Android updates. As a result, Huawei phones don't have access to the Google Play Store (meaning no Android apps), and they can't use Google services. But Huawei keeps building phones, and people all over the world keep buying them.