Huawei plans to sue U.S. govt over banning tech giant’s products

Huawei plans to sue U.S. govt over banning tech giant’s products

Huawei, China’s tech mogul, is planning to file a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas to sue the U.S. government for banning the federal agencies from using the company’s products.

Huawei suit will probably quote the provision of “bill of attainder” or any legislative act that isolates a group for punishment without trial, according to a New York Times report.

The U.S Intelligence authorities believe that Huawei has connections with the Chinese government. They also claim that the company’s equipment could be used as snooping devices. Several countries including New Zealand, Australia and the UK are trying to shun the tech giant’s equipment such as banning govt companies from buying equipment from the Chinese tech firm.

The Chinese tech giant is also an integral part in the development of future 5G networks around the globe. U.S and China have locked horns in the 5G battle to see who will be the first to implement 5G in their respective countries.

Lawyers of Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou, who is currently under arrest in Canada, is suing the Canadian government, its border agency and federal police. The lawyers have alleged that Wanzhou was arrested, searched and interrogated for three hours violating her constitutional rights.

Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the Huawei founder and the heir apparent, was arrested in Canada to be later extradited to the U.S. Meng was arrested at Vancouver and was kept under house arrest. Reportedly, she was charged with violating US sanctions of Iran.

Ren Zhengfei, the CEO of Huawei said that the arrest of his daughter was politically motivated. The arrest of Huawei’s heir apparent has deteriorated the tensions between Canada and China.

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Huawei plans to sue U.S. govt over banning tech giant’s products
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