Huawei sues U.S. government over “unlawful” product ban

Mar 07, 2019, 12:47 AM EST
(Source: Kārlis Dambrāns/flickr)
(Source: Kārlis Dambrāns/flickr)

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over its decision to ban the use of company’s products in government agencies, describing the move as unlawful and against the principles of fair competition.

Huawei dismissed the U.S. government’s allegations that its products pose a national security risk, categorically denying any links with the Chinse government, notes the BBC. The U.S. is not the only country that has apprehensions about Huawei products; New Zealand and Australia have also blocked their companies from using the company’s gear in next-generation 5G mobile networks.

The lawsuit, filed in a U.S. federal court in Texas, marks an escalation in a protracted diplomatic skirmish between China, the U.S. and Canada, over the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who was detained in Vancouver last December and faces extradition to the U.S., writes The Guardian.

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