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Huawei asks court to deem US security law unconstitutional

Huawei is the biggest global maker of network equipment, but it is now fighting to maintain access to major markets for next-generation communications as the U.S. claims the company threatens international cybersecurity.

world Updated: May 29, 2019 10:01 IST
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Huawei is the biggest global maker of network equipment, but it is now fighting to maintain access to major markets for next-generation communications. Image used for representation purpose only.
Huawei is the biggest global maker of network equipment, but it is now fighting to maintain access to major markets for next-generation communications. Image used for representation purpose only. (REUTERS/ File photo)
         

Chinese tech giant Huawei filed a motion in U.S. court Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of a law that limits its sales of telecom equipment, the latest action in an ongoing clash with the U.S. government.

Huawei’s chief legal officer Song Liuping said at press briefing that Huawei had filed a motion for summary judgment asking the court to rule on whether it is constitutional for the U.S. to implement a military spending provision that bars the government and its contractors from using Huawei equipment.

Huawei is the biggest global maker of network equipment, but it is now fighting to maintain access to major markets for next-generation communications as the U.S. claims the company threatens international cybersecurity.

In March, Huawei launched its suit against the U.S. law in Plano, Texas, the headquarters of its U.S. operations. The summary judgment motion seeks to accelerate the legal process to give U.S. customers access to Huawei equipment sooner, according to a Wednesday statement from Huawei.

Song said the “state-sanctioned campaign” against the company will not improve cybersecurity.

“Politicians in the U.S. are using the strength of an entire nation to come after a private company,” he said. “This is not normal.”

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: May 29, 2019 09:30 IST

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