Sunday, February 28

Huawei sues FCC, says ready to talk to Joe Biden

Huawei will sue the US Communications Commission (FCC). But the boss of the Chinese group says he is open to discussions with the new president Joe Biden.

Huawei headquarters in Beijing

Huawei headquarters in Beijing // Gamesdone: Frandroid

For three weeks, Joe Biden has been President of the United States. A change in governance that should not change much of Huawei’s situation in the smartphone market. While the Chinese manufacturer could hope that the American president would remove his name from theentity list, which prevents him from collaborating with American companies, it seems that nothing will budge. Huawei has therefore decided to counter-attack again in court.

As the site reports ZDnet, Huawei sued the FCC, that is, the Federal Communications Commission in the United States. The manufacturer thus hopes to suppress the decision of the American body which considers the Chinese manufacturer as a threat to American national security. “The FCC designated Huawei as a national security threat last June, which prevented US telecoms from using the FCC’s universal service fund to purchase equipment or services from the Chinese company.”, recalls ZDnet.

The idea of ​​the complaint filed by Huawei is thus to reconsider the qualification brought by the FCC against it. According to the manufacturer, it would not be for the American authority to designate the Chinese group as a threat to national security. In addition, this decision would have violated federal law and the US Constitution. Nor would it be supported by evidence.

Huawei boss expects call from Joe Biden

For his part, in a much more diplomatic tone, Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei said he was open to discussion with Joe Biden. “Our company does not have the energy to be involved in this political whirlwind. We are striving to make good products. We hope that the US government can have a more open policy for the benefit of US businesses and the development of the US economy ”, thus indicated the leader of Huawei in the columns of the South China Morning Post. Importantly, Ren Zhengfei spoke about potential discussions with Joe Biden about the Huawei embargo: “I would welcome such calls and our message is about joint development and shared success”.

However, in recent days, the signals from Washington have not really been favorable for Huawei. In the Senate, Gina Raimondo, the new US Secretary of Commerce, indicated that she did not intend to lift the sanctions against Huawei: “I currently have no reason to believe that the entities on these lists should not be on them. If this is confirmed, I look forward to a briefing on these entities and others that raise concerns ”.

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