Huawei, giant Chinese technology company, sues US government over ban on its product in its most aggressive move to fight back against accusations that its super-fast 5G wireless network technology poses a global security threat.
Huawei, the worlds biggest telecommunications equipment maker said in a conference on Thursday, 7th march 2019, that it has filed a law suit against in Texas challenging the ban that stops federal agencies from buying its products.
“This ban not only is unlawful but also restrict Huawei from engaging in fair competition, ultimately harming US consumers”. Says Huawei’s Deputy Chairman, Guo Ping.
Guo Ping speaking at the news conference, accused congress of acting as “judge, jury and executioner” by imposing the ban.
The Chinese company is asking the US federal court to over turn part of the National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed by president Donald John Trump in August. Huawei alleges that a portion of the law which forbids specifically, government agencies from using Huawei and its smaller Chinese rival , ZTE-violates the US constitution by singling out an individual or group for punishment without trial.
However, the US Congress has failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products.
Following this development, its brought to light that for years Washington has been suspicious that the Chinese government could use Huawei equipment to spy on other nations without providing specific evidence.
However, the Trump administration has been urging allies to ban or restrict Huawei products from their 5G networks, citing spying concerns but without providing clear evidence.
However,the Hauweian company is one of China’s leading, biggest technology firms and a key player in the global rollout of the super-fast 5G wireless network. Its smart phones compete globally with those of Apple(AAPL) and Samsung.
Huawei is showing that it will not roll over as it describes itself as an employee-owned company and denies any of its product pose a security risk.
“We are compelled to take this legal action as a proper and last resort” said Guo Ping.