Huawei files motion challenging US sweeping ban


Shortly after the ban was placed on Chinese tech company, Huawei to keep its products from being shipped into the United States, the company challenged the decision made by the administration of United States president, Donald Trump. The company on that note filed a motion that a summary judgement be made which can question the section which states how constitutional it is to halt imports by the National Defense Authorization Act.

The Chief Legal Officer of the Chinese giant tech company elucidated that the company had a quite a number of arguments towards the government of the United States. In a statement, the Chief Legal Officer Song Liuping had this to say, “Politicians in the U.S. are using the strength of an entire nation to come after a private company. This is not normal. Almost never in history.”

Even though on many occasions, the United States has taken a series of critical looks toward the Chinese tech giant and suspect that the company was in some way connected to the government of China in a way that hinted on taking security precautions especially since the company’s products involved mobile devices, networking equipment and the necessary technology for 5G networks. Furthermore, Huawei has been accused of allegedly violating the sanctions which the government of the United States had placed on certain countries such as Iran.

Given that the issues between the two parties continued to increase in a rather dramatic manner for the past few months, it all culminated into the United States imposing an embargo on the products of the company and forbidding companies in the U.S from engaging in any commercial undertakings with Huawei.

The Chief Legal Officer of Huawei, Song Luiping while making his statement raised a controversy because his words suggested that the company was being attacked by the United States because the U.S government has a sort of ulterior motive and that would explain why the Chinese company was added to the United States Commerce Department’s Entity List. He said that it “sets a dangerous precedent” and thus it should serve as a warning to other companies. He further stated thus, “The U.S. government has provided no evidence to show that Huawei is a security threat. There is no gun, no smoke. Only speculation.”

On this note, the judge meant to handle the case has set a hearing date for the motion pushed by the Chinese company on the 19th day of September this year.



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