Chinese tech giant Huawei sued the U.S Government against the accusations that it’s technology poses a threat to global security.
Huawei the world’s biggest telecommunication equipment manufacturer has filed a lawsuit in Texas challenging U.S laws that ban federal agencies from buying its products.
Huawei Deputy Chairman Guo Ping said, “This ban not only is unlawful, but also restricts Huawei from engaging in fair competition, ultimately harming US consumers”. He accused Congress of acting as “judge, jury and executioner” by imposing the ban.
The Chinese tech giant is asking the U.S courts to overturn the National Defense Authorization Act that was signed by President Trump in August last year. The portion of the law specifically forbids government agencies from using technology from Huawei and its smaller Chinese rival, ZTE ().
Guo added, “The US Congress has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products. We are compelled to take this legal action as a proper and last resort.”
Washington for years was suspicious if Chinese government was using Huawei equipment to spy on other nations. Huawei has always denied that any of its products pose a security risk.
The Trump administration and several other nations such as Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom have banned the Chinese company from providing technology for 5G connectivity.