Beijing: Huawei suing U.S. government is 'absolutely appropriate'

March 8, 2019



It is "absolutely appropriate and reasonable" for companies to take legal actions to protect their legitimate rights, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Tuesday when asked for comments on Huawei suing the U.S. authorities.


Chinese telecom giant Huawei confirmed earlier Thursday that it is suing the U.S. government over the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was introduced last year and bans government agencies from buying its equipment.


Speaking of the act, Lu said that China has lodged solemn representations to the act and has stated its stance clearly on this issue, but he did not comment on whether the Chinese government will work with Huawei to file the lawsuit, saying he has no knowledge of the situation.


According to Huawei's statement, Section 889 of the 2019 NDAA not only bars all U.S. Government agencies from buying Huawei equipment and services, but also bars them from contracting with or awarding grants or loans to third parties who buy Huawei equipment or services, without any executive or judicial process.