On Thursday, the 7th of March 2019, Huawei technologies, the Chinese telecom equipment maker, had sued the United States government, saying that a legal restriction limiting its access into US markets was unconstitutional, as an attempt to retaliate against a government, which had been appeared to be jawboned to ditch them out of the global markets.
The world’s largest networking equipment maker had filed a complain earlier in a federal court of Texas, challenging the Section 889 of NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), signed by US President Donald Trump in last August to prevent federal agencies, alongside contractors to procure their services and equipment.
The lawsuit had been widely regarded as the latest confrontation between Sino-US trade war, where Huawei remained as collateral for the most part of 2018, as the year had ended up with the arrest of their founder’s daughter and Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, on US extradition request in Canada.
Never-the-less, long before Trump had summoned a trade war with China, Huawei’s activities were being scrutinized by US authorities, at least 10 people familiar with the Huawei investigation, a document, seen by a press agency, revealed on Thursday, the 7th of March.
Citing US government’s failure to produce any supportive evidence against Huawei telecom equipment, the rotating Chairman of Huawei Technologies, Guo Ping said in a statement, “The U.S. 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. This ban not only is unlawful but also restricts Huawei from engaging in fair competition, ultimately harming U.S. consumers. We look forward to the court’s verdict”.