Chinese telecoms giantHuawei Technologiesis suing the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over a ruling that will further limit its sales in the US — saying it violates the nation’s constitution, reported Caixin.
Huawei said Thursday that it had filed a lawsuit with the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit demanding suspension of an FCC order issued last month.
In its statement, Huawei claimed that the FCC order is “unlawful on the grounds that it fails to offer Huawei required due process protections in labeling Huawei as a national security threat” and that it “fails to substantiate its arbitrary findings with evidence or sound reasoning or analysis, in violation of the U.S. Constitution.”
The US’s government’s labeling of Huawei as a national security threat has had a major “reputation impact,” said Alan Fan, Huawei’s vice president of strategy and international legal policy, at a media conference in Huawei’s hometown of Shenzhen, Guangdong province. He again hit back at US claims that the Chinese government could leverage Huawei’s overseas telecoms equipment for espionage purposes, saying no Chinese law requires Huawei to deploy such “backdoors.”