Huawei accuses the Trump administration of carrying out cyberattacks against its intranet and internet information servers and exhausting judicial and administrative powers to derail and sabotage the Chinese company’s business operations.
Aside from political and economic intimidation, Huawei said in a media statement that Trump’s administration is “launching cyberattacks to infiltrate Huawei’s intranet and internal information systems.” The Chinese company also alleges that the western government is sending law enforcement to the houses of their employees to “threaten, menace, coerce, entice, and incite” them to turn against the company.
Other allegations made by the company against Washington include unlawful searches of its employees, using the media to create a negative narrative against the company, mobilizing and conspiring with companies that work with Huawei to bring unsubstantiated accusations, judicial intimidation, pretending to be Huawei employees to collect information within the company, among others.
The accusations are made by Huawei in a media statement to respond to reports that the Justice Department is launching investigation over the alleged patent violations of the company.
The DOJ probe is a ploy by the U.S. government against Huawei
In the statement, where Huawei accuses the U.S. government of cyberattacks, said that the patent violation issue is a ploy by the U.S. government to harass the company as part of its mission to sabotage the business of the company and its partners.
“For the past several months, the U.S. government has been leveraging its political and diplomatic influence to lobby other governments to ban Huawei equipment. Furthermore, it has been using every tool at its disposal – including both judicial and administrative powers, as well as a host of other unscrupulous means – to disrupt the normal business operations of Huawei and its partners,” the company said.
Huawei has been in an intensifying row with Washington in recent years. Over the past months, a global campaign for other countries to boycott Huawei’s technology – particularly its 5G infrastructure – over allegations of being in bed with the Chinese Communist Party has been launched by the Trump Administration.
The campaign rests on the allegations that Beijing is using Huawei’s 5G infrastructure as a trojan horse to carry out its cyber espionage and economic sabotage campaigns. The company and the Chinese government have since denied these allegations.
With the media statement released by Huawei, it has come a full circle as Huawei now accuses the U.S. of spying in the company’s internet servers.
“The fact remains that none of Huawei’s core technology has been the subject of any criminal case brought against the company, and none of the accusations levied by the U.S. government have been supported with sufficient evidence,” the statement reads.
Trump says U.S. is not ‘doing business with Huawei’
Following the release of the statement of Huawei that accuses Trump and the U.S. government, the president, while refusing to directly address the accusations made by the company against his administration, said that the issue with Huawei is a national security concern.
“Huawei is a big concern of our military, of our intelligence agencies, and we are not doing business with Huawei,” the President told reporters at the White House.
Trump adds that the country will continue to do its usual business and that his administration and said that Huawei is not a concern that he will discuss in relation to China.
“And we’ll see what happens with respect to China, but Huawei has been not a player that we want to discuss, (that) we want to talk about right now,” the President said.
The two countries, the U.S. and China, has been in a long-standing conflict over the trade war and the issue with Huawei seems to aggravate the situation.
“We’re not going to be doing business with Huawei. We’re going to do our own business,” he added.
Updated to include the statement of President Donald Trump.