Earlier today, Huawei released a statement from its Chief Legal Officer, Dr. Song Liuping, in response to the U.S. government restrictions that ban American companies from doing business with Huawei.
In his stern letter, Dr. Song said “the U.S. government has provided no evidence to show that Huawei is a security threat.” He added, for now, the allegations are “only speculation.”
Just a few hours ago, the company published a video of Dr. Song reading the full statement:
Dr. Song emphasised that banning the company from the U.S. market using cybersecurity as an excuse “will do nothing” to strengthen the security of government networks and it only distracts attention from the “real challenges”. The Chinese company is filing the motion for a summary judgement in order to accelerate the process of halting “illegal action against the company”.
Huawei has filed a motion requesting the U.S. courts for a summary judgement on restrictions imposed by the country against Huawei to be overturned. This comes after almost three months after Huawei has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government arguing that the 2019 US National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) is unconstitutional as it singles out a person or a group for punishment without trial.
By filling a summary judgement, Huawei hopes that the courts can issue a judgement in the fastest and most efficient way to declare the restrictions as unconstitutional and thereby overturning the ban.
While the ban is intended for Huawei, it has ramifications on over 1,200 American companies and, along with it, thousands of American jobs.
Huawei has been given a 90-day reprieve on the U.S. restrictions that allow the company to complete any pending commitments it may have with its customers and suppliers in preparation for the ban to come into full effect.
A hearing on the motion is set for 19 September 2019, approximately one month after the 90-day reprieve.