Huawei in U.S. courts challenging Washington’s sanctions against it

As Washington has effectively prohibited American firms to sell its technology to Huawei without government approval, the Chinese company has filed lawsuits in the U.S. challenging what it sees as selective punishment against the firm.

American news agency AP reports that Huawei filed a motion in U.S. court on Wednesday, May 29, challenging the constitutionality of a law that limits its sales of telecom equipment. It has also launched its suit against the section of the U.S. national defense law which selectively punishes Huawei and violates due process by presuming Huawei’s guilt without a fair trial.

«There is no gun, no smoke, only speculation. (..) Today it’s telecoms and Huawei. Tomorrow it could be your industry, your company, your consumers,» explained Huawei’s chief legal officer Song Liuping.

The U.S. action based on perceived security threats that, Huawei says, have not been proven with evidence move has already affected the company’s U.S. partnerships. Google has stated it would continue to support existing Huawei smartphones, but future devices won’t carry its flagship apps and services, including maps, Gmail and search — a change that will likely make Huawei phones less appealing.

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