Huawei files lawsuit against USA government

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Last year, the Trump administration banned Chinese company ZTE Corp. from purchasing critical US technology for violating export sanctions against Iran and North Korea.

China has warned of serious consequences if the Huawei executive is not released.

It claims that the United States is improperly targeting and punishing Huawei without giving the company the chance to argue its case and "damaging its reputation".

Guo Ping, one of the firm's chairmen, accused the U.S. of smearing the telecoms giant as he confirmed that Huawei would challenge a law that blocks U.S. executive agencies from using its equipment.

"The U.S. government has long branded Huawei as a threat".

"I think this is a move that carries more political weight than any litigation significance", Yang said, adding that the company's case was more about challenging the legitimacy of USA accusations.

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At a press conference Thursday with top executives and its USA -based lawyers, Huawei said the ban infringed on its rights and represented an instance of legislative overreach.

Chief legal officer Song Liuping acknowledged, however, that Chinese laws may require Huawei to respond to government requests for assistance but said it would only do so in matters such as terrorism or criminal activity. By singling out the company and punishing it without a trial, the company also argues that the law violates the Constitution's bill of attainder clause.

The concerns have escalated as Huawei has risen to become the world leader in telecom networking equipment that connects much of the world, and one of the top smartphone manufacturers alongside Samsung and Apple.

The Australian FinancialReview thought it was no coincidence that Huawei live-streamed a major press conference to roll out its lawsuit against the US government at the same time the United States seeks to extradite Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou from Canada to face charges of violating Iran sanctions.

Huawei says the new law would make it illegal for anyone working for the USA government to buy the company's products.

U.S. President Donald Trump, as recently as last month, was mulling a ban for Huawei by executive order, saying he wants competition with China. This section strips Huawei of its due process, violates the separation-of-power principle, breaks US legal traditions, and goes against the very nature of the Constitution.

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Lifting the ban "will give the USA government the flexibility it needs to work with Huawei and solve real security issues", Guo said.

Backers of the ban against Huawei say the Chinese government could use the company's equipment for espionage, though the feds haven't provided evidence that backs up that claim.

In its lawsuit, Huawei said its "equipment and services are subject to advanced security procedures, and no backdoors, implants or other intentional security vulnerabilities have been documented in any of the more-than-170 countries in the world where Huawei equipment and services are used". "No contrary evidence has been offered", he said.

Ottawa's foreign minister on Tuesday decried Beijing's move to block a major Canadian canola exporter's sales in China, the latest escalation in a burgeoning row between the 2 countries. Congress told American businesses to avoid Huawei products. But it sells very little in the United States after Congress said the company was a security risk in 2012.

The company quotes estimates from unnamed "industry sources" that claims allowing Huawei to compete would reduce the cost of wireless infrastructure by between 15 and 40 percent, saving at least $20 billion over the next four years across North America. Section 889 infringes upon our rights and harms USA consumers.

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