Huawei said that it is suing the United States of America in a bid to oppose the country’s decision to bar government agencies from purchasing their equipment citing security threat. The Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and customer electronics company made the revelation on Thursday.
As part of its most aggressive move yet, Huawei has filed a lawsuit in a US District Court in Plano, Texas, throwing down the gauntlet to a 2019 US defense bill that restricts federal agencies from having their hands on Huawei-branded products as well as its services.
The fresh US law even prevents US government agencies from collaborating with third parties that purchase products or services from Huawei.
In his most recent statement, Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping pointed out that the US Congress hasn’t been capable to support its decision to ban Huawei products with enough shreds of evidence. As a result, the manufacturer is left with no choice but to take this legal action.
“If this law is set aside, as it really should be, Huawei can bring a lot more advanced technologies to the United States and help it build the best 5G networks,” Guo Ping added.
As stated by to the United States, equipment produced by Huawei is highly going to be exploited by the Chinese Communist government in order to keep other countries under surveillance and interfere with crucial communications.
Whereas the world gears up for the hotly-anticipated arrival of ultra-fast 5G telecommunications, Washington is persuading the government to stand aloof from the company. The 5G telecommunication could be deemed as an improvement that Huawei was slated to lead.
Responding in retaliation, Huawei has initiated an aggressive PR campaign. Keeping in line with that, reclusive founder Ren Zhengfei has been debunking the apprehensions in a slew of foreign media interviews.
Taking its campaign of flattery to the upcoming level, Huawei invited news organizations on a reticent tour of its mammoth production lines together with its research and development facilities that are located in southern Guangdong province.
Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, Ren’s daughter faces probable deportation from Canada to the U.S. citing charges of Iran sanctions violations.