Huawei launches new legal challenge against US ban

Huawei has filed a new lawsuit against the US over allegations that the Chinese telecommunications giant poses a security risk.

This comes after the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) restricted rural telephone operators accessing a $ 8.5 billion ($ 6.5 billion) government fund to buy equipment from Huawei.

The company said the evidence that it is a security threat “does not exist.”

The development is the latest in a series of legal challenges between Huawei and the US.

The company asked the US Court of Appeal to overturn a ruling that prevents mobile companies in rural America from using money from a government fund to help buy infrastructure equipment.

At a news conference at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, the company’s chief legal officer, Song Liuping, said that “the US government has never presented real evidence to show that Huawei is a threat to national security. This is because such evidence does not exist.” .

This is the second legal challenge this year for the company as it pushes Trump government policies.

Huawei filed a similar lawsuit in May, contesting a decision to ban US government agencies from buying its equipment.

The company was embroiled in disputes in the context of the bitter trade war between the two largest economies in the world.

Huawei has a leading role in manufacturing and selling technology essential for the next generation 5G telecommunications infrastructure.

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