Huawei launches its counter-attack by suing the USA government

Huawei launches its counter-attack by suing the USA government

Huawei launches its counter-attack by suing the USA government

The U.S. accounts for 20 percent to 25 percent of the global market for computer and telecom technology.

China accuses the USA government of fabricating security concerns about Huawei and other Chinese companies to hurt their business and give American firms an unfair competitive advantage. It also claims the measure would limit the company's ability to sell its products in the United States. The company has announced contracts with customers including the United Arab Emirates for network technology. The case asks the court to reject as unconstitutional part of the legislation setting military spending levels.

"The U.S. government has long branded Huawei as a threat, [but] it has hacked our service and stolen our emails and source code", Mr. Guo explained during a press conference.

Huawei is the world's largest maker of telecommunications technology. It says it supplies 45 of the world's top 50 phone companies and has contracts with 30 carriers to test 5G wireless technology. The U.S. government has urged America's allies not to use Huawei equipment.

Legal experts said the firm is likely to lose its case because US courts tend to avoid second-guessing Congress' actions relating to national security, including the ban enacted in August as part of a defense spending bill.

"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.

It says the law causes the company "concrete and particularized injury, and imminent future injury" and subjects it to a "burden that is severe, permanent and inescapable" that amounts to the corporate "death penalty".

China's biggest smartphone maker, is using its financial and political clout to fight USA allegations that the company was involved in bank fraud, technology theft and spying. The company has spent years trying to put to rest accusations it facilitates Chinese spying or is controlled by the ruling Communist Party. "We are compelled to take this legal action as a proper and last resort", Guo Ping, Huawei Rotating Chairman said in a statement. Guo said the ban would limit competition, slowing the rollout of fifth-generation communications and raising consumer prices. Industry analysts said excluding the Chinese vendor from markets for 5G equipment would reduce competition and might lead to higher prices.

This ban not only is unlawful, but also restricts Huawei from engaging in fair competition, ultimately harming USA consumers.

Huawei is suing the US government for its ban on their equipment 4

On December 1, 2018, Meng was stopped at Vancouver International Airport as she walked up the jetway after her flight, according to a lawsuit she filed on Friday accusing the Canadian government of violating her rights.

The company's aggressive response to the criminal charges may reflect a desire to both circumvent the US justice system and combat claims that threaten billions of dollars in sales outside of China, said Alexander Capri, a visiting senior fellow at the National University of Singapore Business School.

Canada's minister of justice would have to make a final decision on whether to send Meng to the United States.

On Thursday, a Chinese foreign ministry official said China also objects to the USA law.

Australia, Japan, Taiwan and some other governments also have imposed curbs on use of Huawei technology.

Founded in 1987 by a former military engineer, Huawei overtook Ericsson in 2017 as the biggest global supplier of network gear.

Sales of Huawei products are banned to federal agencies, as part of the National Defence Authorisation Act, whilst the ongoing rumours about the company's involvement with the Chinese government have seen its handsets dropped by all the major carriers, leading to a decimated presence in the country, despite glowing product reviews and a huge sales boost in Europe.

Guo Ping also said that the United States government has been smearing Huawei as a threat, attacking its servers, stealing its mail and source code, and never provides any evidence to support its allegations that Huawei poses a cybersecurity threat.

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