Report says Huawei will fight back against the U.S.

Report says Huawei will fight back against the U.S.
After having to deal with a U.S. government that calls it a national security threat, Huawei is fighting back. According to The New York Times, The Chinese telecom company is planning on filing a suit against the U.S. in the Eastern District of Texas. That is where Huawei has its American headquarters. The suit is over a section of a defense spending authorization law signed last year that blocks U.S. executive agencies (such as the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development) from employing telecom equipment made by Huawei and ZTE.

The report in the Times says that Huawei will ask that the court rule unconstitutional the provision of the defense spending authorization law that bans government agencies from using its gear. The company plans to show that the bill is a legislative act that singles it (and ZTE) out. The U.S. Constitution prevents such bills from becoming law. While Huawei could announce the suit this week, there is also a chance that it will decide not to file the suit.

U.S. lawmakers have called both Huawei and ZTE national security threats for several years now, worried that their equipment contains back doors that pass along information about American consumers and corporations to the communist Chinese government. Even though Huawei is supposed to be bound by a law in China that requires it to help the government gather intelligence, Huawei chairman Liang Hua recently said that such a request is unlawful and that Huawei is not legally obligated to spy on behalf of the Chinese government. ZTE also denies the same accusation.

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8 Comments

1. eausa

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

Now that they got caught, let's see what excuse they come up with.

2. IT-Engineer

Posts: 497; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

The US has been caught red handed, pants down many times over. Should we in Europe ban American products such as iphones and cisco?

6. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You can ban whatever you want. Just don't wish you had it later and ask for it back, k ?

3. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Where did they get caught?

4. dimas

Posts: 3253; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Don't do it huawei. You sue the US government and it will leave an impression that you are imposing china's govt. idealism. Just play the game, be nice and don't show your teeth. Present all your documents properly, being aggressive will only bring bad image to your company. You lose if you get provoked. I'm not siding with anybody, just don't do stupid things.

5. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Ok, good for them.

7. Blazers

Posts: 713; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Lol if the communist government demanded something from Huawei, they would of course immediately comply. They would have no choice.

8. dimas

Posts: 3253; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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