United States fears Huawei will pass information to Chinese govt: Mike Pompeo

United States fears Huawei will pass information to Chinese govt: Mike Pompeo

Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Huawei Technologies of lying about its ties with the Chinese Government.

Huawei's chief legal officer, Song Liuping, on Wednesday said the company was reviewing ways to fight the us ban, which he said was affecting its more than 1,200 suppliers and threatened to affect its 3 billion customers in 170 countries.

"This decision threatens to harm our customers in over 170 countries, including more than three billion consumers who use Huawei products and services around the world".

A recent legislation banning U.S. government agencies from using and purchasing Huawei equipment has specifically brought up friction. "This will affect tens of thousands of American jobs".

Earlier this month the United States placed Huawei on a trade blacklist effectively banning American firms from doing business with the company.


The trade dispute between the USA and China is reaching the US courts system.

The main reason behind the clash is that United States officials have feared for a while that Huawei's technology could be used against the American nation as an espionage tool for the Chinese government. That the federal government ban on Huawei is unconstitutional. "Huawei has confidence in the independence and integrity of the U.S. judicial system", Song said. That firm made a similar claim in US district court but lost when the restrictions were upheld.

"They provide a false sense of security and distract attention from the real challenges we face". The government ban prevents government agencies from engaging its services and prevents government contractors from using Huawei equipment.

Huawei says the documents contained documents rather than technology and declined to speculate on why it thought the packages were diverted.

In March, Huawei launched its suit against the U.S. law in Plano, Texas, the headquarters of its USA operations. "Only speculation", Song added. Huawei expects the USA 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.


As for the case on the US government's ban, a hearing is expected for September 19.

The world's two largest economies have been locked in a bruising trade battle for the past year that has seen tariffs imposed on billions of dollars worth of one another's goods.

The biggest global maker of network equipment is fighting a US campaign to persuade allies to shun the company.

LG Uplus is the only Korean telecom to use Huawei's 5G equipment, and its share price immediately took a nosedive once that became known.


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