Huawei is suing the U.S. government

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Chinese telecom company Huawei is slapping a lawsuit against the US government.

Sales of Huawei products are banned to federal agencies, as part of the National Defence Authorisation Act, whilst the ongoing rumours about the company's involvement with the Chinese government have seen its handsets dropped by all the major carriers, leading to a decimated presence in the country, despite glowing product reviews and a huge sales boost in Europe.

The lawsuit marks the latest confrontation between China and the United States, which spent most of 2018 slapping import tariffs on billions of dollars worth of each other's goods.

What is Huawei and why is it at odds with the USA government?

Long before Trump initiated a bitter trade war with China, Huawei activities were under scrutiny by USA authorities, according to interviews with ten people familiar with the Huawei probes and documents related to the investigations seen by Reuters.

Huawei says the USA government has failed to provide evidence to support the ban, and rejected claims of links to the Chinese government.

Guo Ping, the company's rotating chairman, said the ban is illegal and prevents the company from "engaging in fair competition", which harms American consumers.

Lifting the ban "will give the US government the flexibility it needs to work with Huawei and solve real security issues", Guo said. "We look forward to the court's verdict, and trust that it will benefit both Huawei and the American people".

"It is not likely to result in Huawei gaining new access to the USA market, but it is a symbolic marker that could influence other players around the world considering potential limitations or bans against the firm", he predicted. "Huawei has an excellent security record and program.No contrary evidence has been offered".

Vodafone said that a ban on using Huawei gear will delay 5G deployment and lead to huge costs to the company and the UK, BBC reported on Thursday, quoting the mobile operator's chief technology officer. This section strips Huawei of its due process, violates the separation-of-power principle, breaks US legal traditions, and goes against the very nature of the Constitution.

The lawsuit was filed in Plano, Texas, where Huawei has its US headquarters.

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With Huawei fighting a battle on multiple fronts, the lawsuit is as much about public relations as it is an effort to clear itself of accusations that it is a security threat. Huawei argues the law abuses due process by singling out Huawei with the implication it's a tool of the Chinese government and therefore a security risk.

The Texas court hearing Huawei's case will not be bound by that decision, but will certainly consider its reasoning closely because of the similarities in the two disputes.

"The US government is sparing no effort to smear the company", he said at a news conference at the company's headquarters in the southern city of Shenzhen.

In November 2018, a federal appeals court rejected a similar lawsuit filed by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, which was challenging a ban on the use of its software in USA government networks.

"I don't want to block out anybody if we can help it", he said, without mentioning Huawei by name.

The group's United Kingdom chief technology officer Scott Petty said on Thursday that Huawei radio equipment was used in almost a third of the company's 18,000 United Kingdom base stations - a part of the network it gauged to be very low risk.

If a judge decides Huawei has a plausible claim the case will proceed to the discovery phase, in which internal documents are shared and US government officials could be forced to provide testimony and lay out their security concerns.

"There are issues arising out of the treatment of Ms. Meng upon her arrival at the Vancouver International Airport and her detention and subsequent arrest", lawyer Peck said on Wednesday. US prosecutors have filed charges accusing Meng, who is the daughter of Huawei's founder, of lying to banks about dealings with Iran.

Meng, who was arrested in Canada late previous year, sued the country last week when Ottawa moved to extradite her to the United States. The communist state this week also accused two arrested Canadians of stealing state secrets in a move widely seen as retribution for Meng's arrest.

Meng is under house arrest in Vancouver.

On March 1, Meng also launched a lawsuit against the Canadian government, its border agency, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police over her detention at the airport, alleging violation of her constitutional rights.

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