Huawei announces it will sue the US government

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The case is Huawei Technologies v. U.S., 4:19-cv-00159, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas (Sherman).

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies is suing the US Government over the "unconstitutional" ban of its products, ratcheting up its fight against a government bent on closing it out of global markets.

Huawei rotating chairman Guo Ping said the company wants to challenge the constitutionality of the National Defense Authorization Act, which saw Huawei's products banned in the US, and also to seek an injunction against those restrictions.

Guo Ping, rotating chairman of Huawei Technologies Co., said the United States ban was "unconstitutional".

The company's CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada in December on suspicion of activity violating USA sanctions against Iran.

Founder and Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei has said Huawei, the world's biggest telecoms gear maker, has never and will never share data with China's government.

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It claims that the United States is improperly targeting and punishing Huawei without giving the company the chance to argue its case and "damaging its reputation".

China suspended a trade deal with Norway and restricted imports of Norwegian salmon after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo in 2010.

USA officials reject that her extradition case is related to the broader U.S.

Legal experts give Huawei's lawsuit little chance of success based on a recent, similar case filed by Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab Inc.

Although U.S. officials say the Huawei CFO court case and the trade talks are entirely separate issues, they point to the deep divisions between the two governments on trade and technology issues.

A law recently enacted by Beijing that obliges Chinese companies to aid the government on national security has added to the concerns about Huawei.

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Separately, the lawsuit also alleges that Huawei has been denied due process and that Congress, by stripping Huawei of US commercial opportunities, has violated the "separation of powers" portion of the constitution by doing the work of the courts. He said China's government "needs to protect the health and safety of its own people".

Huawei claims the US statute blocking Huawei equipment from developing 5G networks hinders competition and hurts the economy.

The US Justice Department accuses Huawei and Ms Meng of circumventing US sanctions against Iran.

Meng is suing the Canadian government, border agency and the national police force for detaining and interrogating her before informing her she was under arrest.

Shifting tone, Ren in mid-February said Meng's arrest was politically motivated and "not acceptable".

According to Reuters, the judge has set Meng's next court date for May 8.

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China's government arrested two Canadians, a former diplomat and a businessman, on December 10 in what was widely seen as an attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng, the company's CFO. The day after Canada approved her extradition hearing, Beijing publicly accused the two Canadians of conspiring together to steal state secrets.

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