At a press conference in the company headquarters in Shenzhen, the company charges the US of blocking fair competition and damaging American consumers. In 2010, the US National Security Agency violated Huawei's servers to verify the links between the company and the Chinese army. "Transparency" operation in Shenzhen and announcement in the Wall Street Journal.
Shenzhen (AsiaNews) - Huawei, the technology giant, has denounced the US government for a law that blocks the sales of its products in the country. Moreover, responding to US charges that the company spies for China, it replied that in the past the US government has spied on Huawei.
At a press conference held today at Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, the rotating president, Guo Ping, said that "the US Congress has failed to produce any evidence to support restrictions on Huawei products." " This ban not only is unlawful, but also restricts Huawei from engaging in fair competition, ultimately harming US consumers ".
The technology giant wants to abolish Section 889 of the National Defense Act of 2019, which prohibits government agencies from purchasing Huawei and ZTE, another telecommunications company. The law was signed by President Donald Trump last August.
Guo Ping also accused the US government of hacking accused the US of previously hacking into its servers. While not making precise references, Guo Ping perhaps refers to articles by the Financial Times and the New York Times, according to which in 2010, the US National Security Agency hacked Huawei's servers to verify the links between the company and the Chinese army.
This morning's press conference is another of the tools in a campaign to oppose the US government that has restricted the use of Huawei products for reasons of national security. The United States also pushes its allies to do the same. Australia and New Zealand have blocked the use of Huawei products, while Great Britain and Germany have put the collaboration on stand-by, wanting to study the situation.
The us Governments' fears are based on the past of Huawei's founder, Ren Zhengfei, a former liberation army engineer, and in a law that forces China-based groups to give technical help to the country's intelligence services.
In addition to boycotting Huawei products, the US accuses the company of fraud and violating US sanctions against Iran. This is why Huawei's financial director Meng Wanzhou, Ren Zhengfei's daughter, was arrested in Canada and risks being extradited to the United States.
Ren said that his daughter's arrest is "politically motivated".
Meng has denounced the Canadian government for violating her fundamental human rights. On the other hand, China has arrested two Canadian personalities accusing them of espionage. Huawei is also carrying out a "transparency" campaign, inviting all journalists to visit its headquarters in Shenzhen. It even bought a full page add in the Wall Street Journal to address the Americans, telling them not to "believe everything you hear”.