Huawei isn’t going away anytime soon as the Chinese giant tech company is hitting back against it’s ban to do business with any US company which had let to major telecommunication and software companies in the US which partners with the Chinese brand to cut their ties Google of which is the most controversial one.
Huawei had thereby filed a legal motion for a summary judgement up against the US Government as it loos to declare part of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as unconstitutional.
Huawei alongside other Chinese tech companies were banned by the Trump’s Administration just this past August, 2018 when the US President signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which effect the ban on on ZTE and Huawei and other Chinese brands which the US Government deem threatening to the national security.
In response to the ban, the company responded by filing a lawsuit against the US Government back in March 2019, this year where it alleged that the Section 889 of the Act is unconstitutional as it specifically targets a person or group without a fair trial. The company hopes a summary judgement will speed up the process of stopping “illegal action against the company.”
“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,” said Guo Ping, Huawei’s rotating chairman.
Huawei doesn’t like the fact that the US Government is disrupting it’s business and existing contracts as well as stigmatizes the company and it’s employees as “tools” of the Chinese government as well as threaten it’s ability to conduct business in the United States.
“They are using every tool they have, including legislative, administrative, and diplomatic channels. They want to put us out of business. This is not normal. Almost never seen in history,” said Huawei’s chief legal officer, Song Liuping, in a press conference in Shenzhen. “The fact is, the US government has provided no evidence to show that Huawei is a security threat. There is no gun, no smoke. Only speculation.”
“The judicial system is the last line of defense for justice. Huawei has confidence in the independence and integrity of the US judicial system. We hope that mistakes in the NDAA can be corrected by the court,” Song added.
Huawei’s recent inclusion on an Entity List that prevents it from doing business with US companies without a license could spell disaster. Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom, the Wi-Fi Alliance, and others have been cutting ties with the firm in the wake of the decision.
“This sets a dangerous precedent. Today it’s telecoms and Huawei. Tomorrow it could be your industry, your company, your consumers,” said Song.
Huawei made it known that such ban would hurt the US economy by causing harm to about 1200 US companies which could potentially put thousands of of their employment.