Huawei is ready to fight the Trump administration that states that the telecom equipment provider is a security threat to the U.S.
“There is no evidence against us,” says Song Liuping, the Chief Legal Officer for Huawei. There is only speculation, but no gun or smoke, he says.
The U.S. had banned the Chinese telecommunication giant products from the U.S. stating that it posed as a national security threat. But Song says that such a ban would only distract other pressing threats that the country faces.
President Trump has been challenging China with various trade tariffs. Though negotiations are made to draw up a settlement, there are no traces of an end to the trade war. China on its part has warned that it would not give in to pressure from the U.S.
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 has been challenged by Huawei’s lawsuit. It argues that the ban imposed on the company is unconstitutional. The company has not been given a chance to appeal and has been singled out as dangerous.
The company is not willing to go in for quiet negotiations. It is fighting through public opinions and legal action. Huawei is not willing to let the issue move on a slow pace.
The U.S. had raised security concerns against Huawei equipment saying that Beijing was using it to spy on other countries. Though the company has denied all such allegations against its products, the company products have been banned. The U.S. has urged other countries to refrain from using the company’s telecom equipment.
The U.S. Commerce Department has placed Huawei on the listed companies that are banned from receiving software and components without a licensed trade. The export ban prevents U.S. companies from trading with Huawei. The ban has removed ties with big companies like ARM Holdings and Google.
Huawei is the world’s largest company in telecommunications.