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Trump says Google CEO Sundar Pichai committed to US, not Chinese military

America's top military officer has also urged US tech giants to step up work on next generation 5G wireless technology so that US markets are not reliant on Chinese innovators

AFP | PTI  |  Washington 

The cloud of the Russia investigation has hung over US President Donald Trump since before he took office, though he has denied any illicit connection to Moscow (Photo: Reuters)
The cloud of the Russia investigation has hung over US President Donald Trump since before he took office, though he has denied any illicit connection to Moscow (Photo: Reuters)

said Wednesday that Pichai, whom he'd previously accused of indirectly boosting China's military, has reassured him that he is "totally committed" to US security.

"Just met with @sundarpichai, of @Google, who is obviously doing quite well," Trump tweeted after a meeting. "He stated strongly that he is totally committed to the US Military, not the "

Earlier this month Trump complained that Google's business activities in were "helping and their military.

" There was also criticism from Joseph Dunford, of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who told "the work that is doing in is indirectly benefiting" China's armed forces.

America's top has also urged US to step up work on next generation so that US markets are not reliant on Chinese innovators, like leading telecom firm

Dominating 5G is "in our national interest," the said.

The though has deep suspicions that Huawei's technology would potentially open the doors to penetration of US communications.

A said had "productive conversations" with Trump about "investing in the future of the American workforce, the growth of emerging technologies and our ongoing commitment to working with the U.S. government.

First Published: Thu, March 28 2019. 05:00 IST
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