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Huawei Takes US Government to Court over “Unconstitutional” Ban

Rotating Chairman of Huawei, Guo Ping announcing the new development during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen on Thursday.
Rotating Chairman of Huawei, Guo Ping announcing the new development during a press conference at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen on Thursday.

Huawei is suing the US over a government ban on its products

Huawei, taking a firm stand against Donald Trump Administration, filed a complaint in the US federal court in Texas challenging the unconstitutionality of Section 899 of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA). Under the act, the Chinese telecommunication giant is facing restrictions over its sales including a ban on federal agencies using its products.

While briefing the media on action taken, Huawei Rotating Chairman, Guo Ping said, “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.” He further added, “This ban not only is unlawful, but also restricts Huawei from engaging in fair competition, ultimately harming the U.S. consumers. We look forward to the court’s verdict, and trust that it will benefit both Huawei and the American people.”

According to a statement released by Huawei after media briefing, NDAA and its section 899 “not only bars all U.S. Government agencies from buying Huawei equipment and services, but also bars them from contracting with or awarding grants or loans to third parties who buy Huawei equipment or services, without any executive or judicial process.” Huawei claims certain provisions of NDAA, which was signed by the U.S. President Donald Trump last year, is a clear violation of the “Bill of Attainder Clause and the Due Process Clause” in the U.S. Constitution.

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