Guo suggested the USA campaign to contain Huawei was prompted in part by the US's belated realisation that the company had become a rival to American tech leaders.
Huawei filed a lawsuit against the USA government Wednesday night, alleging that federal actions to block the Chinese company from selling equipment or services to the government or any related entities are unconstitutional. "We are compelled to take this legal action as a proper and last resort", Guo Ping, Huawei Rotating Chairman said.
Relations between Ottawa and Beijing have been thrown into crisis by the December arrest of Meng Wanzhou - the chief financial officer of telecoms giant Huawei - at the request of Washington. According to the filing, Huawei states that the bill signed by President Trump to bar the use of its equipment is unconstitutional and that the company wasn't given the right to due process, which is fundamental in the American judicial system.
Long before Trump initiated the trade war, Huawei's activities were under scrutiny by us authorities, according to interviews with 10 people familiar with the Huawei probes and documents related to the investigations seen by Reuters.
The lawsuit was filed in a U.S. District Court in Plano, Texas.
While the world gears up for the hotly-anticipated arrival of ultra-fast 5G telecommunications, Washington is persuading the government to stand aloof from the company.
Several U.S. lawmakers, blasting Huawei's close ties to the Beijing government, told VOA's Mandarin service that Huawei "should never be in America doing business" and they will "do whatever we can to block that".
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Some legal experts, however, said Huawei's lawsuit is likely to be dismissed because USA courts are reluctant to second-guess national security determinations by other branches of government.
Peck called the case unique, saying there are "concerns about political characters, motivation, comments by the USA president".
Shifting tone, Ren in mid-February said Meng's arrest was politically motivated and "not acceptable".
"[We are willing to] work with the USA president and his administration to find a solution where Huawei products are available to the American people and the national security of the United States is fully protected", Song said.
The U.S. has warned that Huawei's equipment could be manipulated by China's Communist government to spy on other countries and disrupt critical communications, and is urging nations to shun the company.
Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes set the next hearing for May 8, which is when the court will hear an outline of how the extradition proceedings will move forward.