Huawei to Challenge the US and Canada Judicially

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Huawei to Challenge the US and Canada Judicially

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Privately owned Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies is the world’s largest telecom equipment company.

It’s leading the race to roll out next generation cutting-edge 5G technology of mobile Internet use, ahead of US and European competitors, trillions of dollars of economic value at stake, why it’s targeted by Washington. 

Politicized Justice Department charges against the company and its chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou are dubious at best.

They include financial fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the US, obstruction of justice, violating US sanctions on Iran and the US International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), permitting regulation of commerce in times of national emergency or in response to an alleged foreign threat.

Neither China, Russia, Iran, or any other countries threaten the US. Nor does a national emergency exist. Charges against Huawei and Meng are all about wanting to give US firms a competitive advantage over foreign competition. 

They lack legitimacy, along with Canada’s arrest, detention, and approval of Meng’s extradition to the US, acting as a Trump regime proxy – Beijing contesting its actions judicially.

According to Politico, Meng “is suing Canada and two of its federal agencies (Canada Border Services Agency and Royal Canadian Mounted Police), alleging that authorities detained and interrogated her before declaring her under arrest.”

The lawsuits intend contesting Canada’s willingness to approve the Trump regime’s politicized extradition request.

Beijing’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the move, saying “China strongly opposes Canada’s insistence to proceed with the so-called extradition of Ms. Meng Wanzhou, and it has made a solemn representation,” adding:

“It is a serious political incident. We again urge the US to rescind its request for the extradition of Ms. Meng and call for Canada to release her immediately.”

Separately according to Reuters, Huawei “plans to announce a lawsuit against the United States government on Thursday…challenging an addition to the US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)” Beijing calls a “bill of attainder” provision, alleging charges and calling for punishment without trial.

China maintains it’s targeted by the provision, including tech giants like Huawei, urging US allies to ban its products, falsely claiming they pose espionage risks – strongly denied by the company and Beijing.

China’s Foreign Ministry slammed the US, saying it’s “running a campaign against specific Chinese companies by using state power and has been trying to strangle their legitimate operations, which reveals their strong political intention and manipulation,” adding:

Washington is “using state power to smear and attack specific Chinese enterprises, destroying the legitimate operations of the companies…China is determined to protect legitimate rights of (its) companies.”

A protracted legal battle between Huawei and the US is likely ahead, what could drag on for many months or years – to protect its interests and prevent Meng’s unjustifiable extradition to America.

China’s Global Times expressed concern over whether US politicized action against Beijing and Huawei is prelude for much more to come – aiming to marginalize, weaken, and isolate them, part of Washington’s strategy for global dominance.

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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.