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Huawei is suing the US government over equipment ban

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Chinese telecom and consumer tech maker, Huawei, confirmed that it is suing the U.S. government over equipment ban, which the tech company called “unconstitutional”.

Huawei, which had already filed a complaint, claims that the US government is not willing to give them a chance to prove that they are not a security threat.  The tech company’s rotating chairman Guo Ping said that the ban is unlawful as the government can’t provide any evidence to support its restraints on Huawei.

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Guo Ping, Huawei Rotating Chairman

He added that the US government even hacked their servers, but had not provided proof that the Chinese manufacturer poses a security risk. “No security vulnerabilities and threat have been documented in any of the 170 countries where Huawei products are used,” Guo stated.

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Glen Nager | Lead counsel, Partner at Jones Day

It is also included in the lawsuit that the US restricts Huawei from engaging in a fair competition, which could harm the market.  It is also stated the equipment ban is “damaging Huawei’s reputation.”

Back in August last year, it’s been reported that US President Donald Trump ordered the ban of using Huawei and ZTE technologies in US government facilities and other departments.

Many experts think that the ban may be motivated by the US fears the Chinese company would overtake it on 5G technologies. It can be recalled that Huawei is one of the major players when it comes to 5G handsets.

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