The United States’ banning of China-based tech giant Huawei is starting to push the company into a difficult corner.
Huawei is currently the world’s largest supplier of telecom-related equipment as well as the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer. Unfortunately, the US-China trade war is putting it in the middle of the drama, with the tech giant getting the brunt of the anger.
Now, Huawei is fighting tooth and nail to have the federal ban thrown out the legal way. The company filed a lawsuit against the US, saying that the ban is ‘unconstitutional’ and that the US Congress had failed to provide valid evidence to support its banning of Huawei-made products, which includes phones, tablets, laptops, and other smart devices.
Last Wednesday, Huawei submitted a motion for summary judgment in order to get a final ruling from the judge regarding the case.
“The US government has provided no evidence to show that Huawei is a security threat,” says Song Liuping, Huawei’s chief legal officer, to the reporters. “There is no gun, no smoke. Only speculation.”
Song also claimed that US politicians just want to “put [Huawei] out of business”.