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Huawei sues U.S. gov. for ‘unconstitutional sales restrictions’

Joe Mont | March 7, 2019

At a press conference in Shenzhen, China on March 7, Huawei announced that it has filed a complaint in a U.S. federal court that challenges the constitutionality of government restrictions on its products.

In August, following Congressional authorization, President Trump signed into law a prohibition on federal agencies conducting business with, or purchasing products from, the Chinese tech giant. Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act also bars all U.S. Government agencies from contracting with or awarding grants or loans to third parties who buy Huawei equipment or services.

Huawei, founded by a former Chinese military officer, has long been accused of suspect behavior by the United States and its allies. Supporters of the prohibition claim that the company’s smart phones are used as an espionage tool. Tensions between the United States and Huawei have...

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