Huawei Accuses The US A Mouthful Of Allegations Including Cyber Attacks
Earlier today, the Chinese tech and electronics titan, Huawei alleges that the US carried out cyberattacks, tried entrapment operations, and conducted unlawful searches against the company. Huawei claims that the United States has been using all possible ways, including unscrupulous means to mess up its business operations as well as that of its partners. The accusations which were made without supporting evidence surfaced a day after Poland, and the US inked an agreement to conduct an extensive investigation to 5G network equipment coming from foreign providers such as Huawei.
The United States has instructed its law enforcement to threaten, coerce, incite, entice, and menace, current and former employees of the company, Huawei says. According to the company, the US has also unlawfully searched, arrested, and detained Huawei employees, dug up old and settled cases and even sent FBI agents to the homes of its employees.
The Wall Street Journal reports that at least three Huawei employees based in the company's US office have been contacted this year by agencies operating under the US law enforcement. However, as WSJ underlines, the act is not at all uncommon for FBI agents to visit the current and former employees of the company that is under investigation. Aside from security concerns, the US is also allegedly conducting the latest allegations of intellectual property theft.
The accusations thrown by Huawei to the US were released in a press release which was intended to refute another set of charges related to the company's patent infringement allegations. In August, the WSJ revealed that the Department of Justice of the US investigated Huawei on allegations that it stole a US patented intellectual property. In its press release earlier today, Huawei denies the allegation and states that those are false.
According to the Chinese smartphone maker, it condemns the harmful resolute effort of the US government to discredit the company and limit its position in the industry. Huawei also notes that it has repeatedly denied allegations made by the Trump administration which allegedly said that Huawei is at the mercy of Chinese government officials. For the record, this is the first time that Huawei released a list of accusations against the US since the country blacklisted the company.
Meanwhile, Huawei is scheduled to release the Huawei Mate 30 within the year. The Chinese tech and electronics giant is making a risky move of launching its products given the recent brouhaha with the US government. It has also developed its proprietary OS the HongMeng OS which could be on some of its products scheduled to be released this year.