On Saturday, Google said it works in areas that include recruitment, cyber security and healthcare in response to demands from President Trump and senior military officials that its work in China benefits the Chinese military.
The president took a hint of tech giant in a tweet earlier on Saturday accusing Google of "helping China and their military, but not the US terrible! The good news is that they helped Crooked Hillary Clinton and not Trump …. and how did it turn out? "
In a statement, a Google spokesman said:" We are not working with the Chinese military. We work with the US government, including the Ministry of Defense, in many areas including cyber security, recruitment and health care. "The statement was published on Twitter by Wall Street Journal reporter Vivian Salama.
Trump's comments came just after the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the joint chief of staff, criticized Google during his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Google has attempted to increase its presence in China, Wall Street Journal reported.
"The work that Google does in China is indirectly beneficial to the Chinese military," Dunford told the committee. "Indirectly, perhaps, a full characterization of the way it is may be more directly beneficial to the Chinese. military. "
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The company has been facing criticism of the work of a censored search engine ̵
CEO Sundar Pichai said earlier that the company intends to expand in China.