Chinese PC maker Lenovo on Sunday maintained that it would continue normal business relations with Huawei, after the US President Donald Trump issued an executive order last week to cut the telecommunications company off from American suppliers.

Rumors about Lenovo ending business ties with Huawei circulated widely on Chinese social media over the weekend. A netizen using the handle “Huiji” on the Chinese Q&A platform Zhihu said the PC maker caved to US pressure to avoid joining its fellow compatriot on a US blacklist. Another Zhihu user posted similar answers citing internal sources.

The two later apologized and deleted the posts after Lenovo threatened legal action. The world’s largest PC maker said in a WeChat announcement that Huawei was an “important client” and that it is maintaining normal relations with the Shenzhen company.

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Jill Shen

Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen