While Huawei has been the target of the US government for several years now, the Chinese manufacturer launched its response this Thursday. Huawei announced that he would take the United States to court over an embargo that he considered contrary to the American Constitution.
It’s time for revenge for Huawei. After being hit by the US government for several years, a policy that has intensified since last summer, the Chinese manufacturer announced on Thursday that they would counter-attack in court, a direct response to the US administration’s indictment of the Chinese group at the end of January.
At a press conference in Shenzhen on Thursday, March 7, Huawei President Guo Ping announced that the Chinese group would attack the US administration. Huawei filed a complaint with the court in Plano, Texas. The Chinese group criticizes the US Congress for passing the 2019 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) and in particular Section 889 thereof.
An American law deemed unconstitutional by Huawei
According to the latter, the heads of government agencies to obtain “equipment, systems or services that use hidden telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of their system, or as a critical technology that is part of the system.” The result of this law, passed in April 2018, is that Huawei cannot sell equipment – including network antennas – to American agencies or to any organization that works with the American government.
According to Huawei, this decision by the administration would violate the principle of the separation of powers since either the executive or the judiciary would not have endorsed it. For the Chinese group’s legal manager, Song Liuping, “Section 889 is based on many false allegations, never proven and never tested”. The US government suspects Huawei of spying on data passing through its network under a 2017 Chinese law requiring “all organizations and citizens to support, assist and cooperate with national intelligence efforts in accordance with the law, and to protect the national intelligence secrets of which they are aware.”
Huawei always ready to work in the United States
For Song Liuping, Chinese law does not mean that Huawei is subject to the Chinese administration and even less that she actively works for his information: “Huawei does not belong to, is not controlled by and is not influenced by the Chinese administration. In addition, Huawei has excellent precedents and programs in terms of safety.
Despite the complaint filed against the American administration, Huawei is still optimistic about a possible commercial installation on American territory. “Huawei can bring more technology to the United States and help them build the best 5G network. Huawei agrees to answer the US government’s security questions,” concluded the company’s president, Guo Ping.