China’s Huawei Chooses Plano Court to Challenge U.S. Law Labeling It a Security Risk

Chinese tech giant Huawei is launching a U.S. court challenge to a law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment.Huawei Technologies Ltd.'s announcement Thursday comes as the biggest global maker of network equipment for phone and internet companies fights U.S. efforts to persuade allies to exclude the company from next-generation telecom systems.Huawei said it filed a lawsuit asking a federal court in Plano, Texas, to throw out a portion of this year's U.S. military appropriations act that bars the government and its contractors from using Huawei equipment. The company’s U.S. operations teams are based in Plano.Huawei, China's first global tech brand, is at the center of U.S.-Chinese tensions over technology competition and cyber-spying. The company has spent years trying to put to rest accusations it facilitates Chinese spying or is controlled by the ruling Communist Party."We are compelled to take this legal action as a proper and last resort," the company's rotating chairman, Guo Ping, said at a news conference in China. Guo said the ban would limit competition, slowing the rollout of fifth-generation communications and raising consumer prices.  Continue reading...

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