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Huawei sues U.S. government over ban on products

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government late Wednesday, challenging the constitutionality of sections of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The law prohibits federal agencies and contractors from purchasing equipment made by Huawei and another Chinese company, ZTE Corp. In the suit, Huawei alleges this violates the company's right to due process and the separation of powers between Congress and other branches of government, The Wall Street Journal reports. The United States considers Huawei a security threat and wants to keep the company from building 5G networks worldwide.

Guo Ping, one of Huawei's chairs, said during a press conference in Shenzhen that by enacting the NDAA, "Congress acted unconstitutionally as judge, jury, and executioner. Regrettably, the NDAA was enacted to restrict Huawei without giving us the opportunity to defend ourselves."