Huawei has filed suit against the United States, alleging that provisions of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act restricting use of Huawei equipment and services by government agencies and contractors constitute an unconstitutional bill of attainder against the company. The lawsuit comes after high-profile indictments of the company and its Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in recent weeks.
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Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s legal battle in Canada will now be contested in two proceedings, both probing controversial areas of Canadian law: extradition law and constitutional rights at the border.
The Trump administration’s efforts to protect the security of fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless networks by limiting the deployment of Chinese technology both domestically and globally meld trade policy with cybersecurity policy. On both counts, it should not be considered sufficient.
The Chinese government may be using a drug prosecution and potential death sentence as a diplomatic tool in response to Canada’s detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
When it comes to the Chinese tech giant Huawei, questions of economic interest and competitiveness should be clearly differentiated from issues of fraud and national security.
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The complexity of the legal process surrounding Meng’s detention has allowed China’s government to sow doubts about the legal legitimacy of the arrest.
Canadian authorities arrested the CFO of Chinese telecom Huawei at the request of the United States. The high-profile arrest comes against the backdrop of sensitive trade negotiations and U.S. government concerns about the potential national security threat posed by Huawei.
Broadcom, a foreign company, is attempting a hostile takeover of Qualcomm, a leading American developer of the 5G network. That's a national security concern and CFIUS should be examining the battle.