China's Huawei Sues US Government Over Ban
Chinese tech giant Huawei has sued the U.S. government, arguing that legislation Congress passed last year that restricts its business in the United States is "unconstitutional." The case, which analysts see more as a public relations move, is but the latest in an intensifying effort by the telecommunications company to fight U.S.security concerns, which Huawei argues are unfair and unfounded. In its lawsuit, Huawei argues that Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act violates the constitutional principles of separation of powers and due process. By singling out the company and punishing it without a trial, the company also argues that the law violates the Constitution's bill of attainder clause. Section 889 bans federal agencies and their contractors from purchasing equipment and services from Huawei as well as another Chinese telecom company ZTE. It was signed into law last year by President Donald Trump. "This ban is not only unlawful but also harms both Huawei and U.S. consumers," Huawei's rotating chairman, Guo Ping, told reporters at news conference in Shenzhen on Thursday. "This section strips Huawei of its due process, violating the separation of powers principles, breaks U.S. legal traditions, and goes against the very nature of the constitution." Guo said that Huawei was left with no choice but to take legal action, noting that neither lawmakers nor the government had shown any proof to date to back up concerns the company is a security concern. Huawei's chief legal officer, Song Liuping, added that the clause gives it no recourse to defend itself or clear its name. "Section 889 is based on numerous false, unproven, and untested propositions. Contrary to the statutes' premise, Huawei is not owned, controlled, or influenced by the Chinese government," Song said. That, however, is a central point of the debate over Huawei: how much a... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, China's Huawei Sues US Government Over Ban, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
Published By: VOA NEWS - Thursday, 7 March
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