Huawei is suing the United States for policies that prohibit the use of company equipment by the government. It is the latest escalation in a continuous battle for Huawei's position in the US. UU
The lawsuit alleges that the policies approved by Congress last year as part of a defense spending package unconstitutionally highlighted Huawei for punishment. When Congress passed the legislation, it included provisions that prevented Chinese-made telecommunications equipment from being used in federal networks, which also prevented major government contractors from using Huawei's equipment. The measure specifically called Huawei and ZTE, as well as some other Chinese companies.
The company says the measure violated a legal rule against making an "attainder bill," in which the government makes the policy punitive to a small group. The lawsuit also accuses the government of infringing the company's due process rights.
Huawei executives announced the lawsuit during a press conference in Shenzen. The company's rotating president, Guo Ping, said in a statement at the conference that, after failing to calm the concerns of US lawmakers, "we have no choice but to challenge the law in court." As they have done in the past, Huawei executives argued at the press conference that the ban on Huawei is not only unnecessary, but that the United States will be left behind in the development of 5G networks of the next generation.
US officials have repeatedly described Huawei as a possible security threat, arguing that the company could be used by the Chinese government as a tool to spy. Huawei has consistently denied that possibility, saying that the United States has not presented evidence of its concerns. The measures that prevent the use of government equipment have been one of the clearest actions against the company in the US. UU
In recent years, Kaspersky Lab, a cybersecurity company based in Russia, was also harassed by allegations of possible espionage. The company filed a lawsuit similar to that of Huawei, but has not been successful. Huawei, who is asking a court to rule that the current US policy is unconstitutional, will probably have to differentiate himself from that case.
The largest provider of telecommunications equipment in the world, Huawei has faced the scrutiny of lawmakers and intelligence officials. Its operations, seemingly endless. As it fights political measures, EE. UU He is also seeking the extradition of Canada from the company's chief financial officer, who has been accused of violating sanctions against Iran. The company, which has denied the irregularities, has also been accused in the United States of stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has been considering an order that would further restrict the sale of Huawei products, and EE. UU He has been pushing allied countries to abandon the company's team.