China's Huawei launches court challenge to US security law

China's Huawei launches court challenge to US security law

China's Huawei launches court challenge to US security law

"After exhausting all other means to alleviate doubts of USA lawmakers we are left with no choice but to challenge the law in court", Guo Ping, one of the three global chairmen of Huawei, said during a live-streamed press conference that was hosted at the company's global headquarters in Shenzhen, China.

The Chinese tech giant announced on Thursday it would be filing a lawsuit against the US government, which has accused Huawei of being a spy threat and placed restrictions on its products.

"[We are willing to] work with the U.S. president and his administration to find a solution where Huawei products are available to the American people and the national security of the United States is fully protected", Song said.

Huawei is suing Uncle Sam to overturn a ban on its communications hardware from U.S. federal government computer networks.

On Thursday, Guo said that "Huawei has not and will never implant "backdoors". Song Liuping said that "Huawei is not owned, controlled or influenced by the Chinese government".

In its lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas, Huawei argues that the section in question is illegal because it could sharply limit the company's ability to do business in the United States despite no proof of wrongdoing. -China trade talks. The State Department Wednesday told VOA that her case is a law enforcement matter, and Canada is honoring its treaty obligations by considering the USA extradition request. Huawei maintains that it's willing to work with the U.S. government to resolve any security concerns, although that seems unlikely in the near future.

Washington wants to put Meng on trial on fraud charges for allegedly violating Iran sanctions and lying about it to United States banks, and the case has become a major headache for Ottawa.

"The U.S. Government is sparing no effort to smear the company and mislead the public", said Guo in a news briefing at Huawei's headquarters in southern China.

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Meng's December 1 arrest at the Vancouver airport set off a diplomatic furor that severely strained Canadian relations with China.

Huawei executives have continued to insist on the company's independence and transparency.

Trump has said he'd intervene in the case if that helped secure a trade deal with Beijing.

Although U.S. officials say the Huawei CFO court case and the trade talks are entirely separate issues, they point to the deep divisions between the two governments on trade and technology issues.

Shifting tone, Ren in mid-February said Meng's arrest was politically motivated and "not acceptable".

Relations between Canada and China have deteriorated sharply since Meng's arrest.

Ottawa's foreign minister on Tuesday decried Beijing's move to block a major Canadian canola exporter's sales in China, the latest escalation in a burgeoning row between the 2 countries.

Collinson said Australian courts have generally been reluctant to weigh in on executive decisions related to national security there, nor would there be much scope for Huawei to base a lawsuit on breaches of a 1988 bilateral investment treaty between the two.

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