“There is no gun, no smoke” – Huawei calls on US to stop campaign against firm

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The fallout from Huawei being added to the United States’ entity list continues to knock the Chinese firm down but it is fighting back.

Huawei has today filed a motion for summary judgment as part of a process to challenge the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (2019 NDAA).

The Chinese telecommunications firm has also called on the US government to call off its campaign against Huawei as it will not have the intended effect of strengthening the nation’s cybersecurity.

“Politicians in the U.S. are using the strength of an entire nation to come after a private company,” Huawei’s chief legal officer, Song Liuping (pictured above) said in a statement.

“The U.S. government has provided no evidence to show that Huawei is a security threat. There is no gun, no smoke. Only speculation,” the legal head added.

Lead counsel for Huawei, Glen Nager says that Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act violates the Bill of Attainder, Due Process, and Vesting Clauses of the US constitution.

“Huawei believes that U.S. suppression of Huawei will not help make networks more secure. Huawei expects the U.S. to take the right approach and adopt honest and effective measures to enhance cybersecurity for everyone, if the U.S. government’s real goal is security,” the firm said.

A hearing on the motion is scheduled for 19th September.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.


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