Huawei — considered the world leader in superfast 5G equipment and the world’s number two smartphone producer, accused the US of carrying out cyberattacks, attempted entrapment, unlawful searches and more. The company claims that the US to disrupt the business operations of Huawei and its partners has been using every tool at its disposal.
The accusations come one day after the US and Poland signed an agreement to rigorously investigate 5G network equipment from foreign providers like Huawei, were made without evidence.
According to Huawei, the US has instructed law enforcement to intimidate, bully or terrorize or blackmail, current and former Huawei employees.
Also, according to Huawei, the US has unlawfully searched, detained and arrested Huawei staff. Further FBI agent were sent to employees’ homes, their old civil cases that have been settled were dugged up.
This year, at least three employees from Huawei’s US office have been contacted by US law enforcement agencies, according to The Wall of Street Journal. But it’s not uncommon for FBI agents to visit current and former employees of a company that’s under investigation, as the WSJ points out.
Huawei’s accusations were made in a press release, which was meant to refute separate charges that Huawei committed patent infringement. But today in its press release, Huawei said those allegations are false.
Further, Huawei wrote, “We strongly condemn the malign, concerted effort by the US government to discredit Huawei and curb its leadership position in the industry.” The company has repeatedly denied Trump administration accusations, which has said that Huawei is at the mercy of Chinese government officials. Since the US blacklisted Huawei, this is the first time.