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Guo Ping, rotating chairman of Huawei Technologies Co., said the U.S. ban was "unconstitutional".

The Chinese businesswoman is accused of violating US sanctions on Iran by selling USA telecom equipment to the country via a Huawei subsidiary, Skycomm Tech, whose relationship to the Chinese telecom giant was cloaked.

'The U.S. Congress has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products. As a result, the company is left with no choice but to take this legal action.

The U.S. has warned that Huawei's equipment could be manipulated by China's Communist government to spy on other countries and disrupt critical communications, and is urging nations to shun the company.

The year ended with the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer (CFO) in Canada at the request of the United States and to the consternation of China.

Huawei said it had filed a complaint in a federal court in Texas challenging Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump in August, which bars federal agencies and their contractors from procuring its equipment and services. "US Congress has simply attacked as lawmaker, prosecutor and juror at the same time, contrary to the American constitution", Song said.

A law recently enacted by Beijing that obliges Chinese companies to aid the government on national security has added to the concerns about Huawei.

"It is an abuse of the U.S. lawmaking process, this strips Huawei of its due process ... and goes against the very nature of the Constitution", Guo said. The world's top provider of networking gear faces the prospect of being shut out of pivotal infrastructure markets. The 5G telecommunication can be deemed as an improvement that Huawei was slated to lead. Industry analysts say excluding the Chinese vendor from markets for 5G equipment would reduce competition and might lead to higher prices.

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is suing the USA government. The company has announced contracts with customers including the United Arab Emirates for network technology.

Days earlier, Canada authorised a hearing for an extradition request, quashing Chinese hopes of a rejection on grounds that Meng's arrest was politically motivated.

On Monday, the Chinese government accused the two men of acting together to steal state secrets.

The company and its various executives offered an impassioned view as to why the U.S. ban on Huawei should be overturned, in addition to citing legal reasons why the move was unconstitutional.

Some European officials and others cite a Chinese security law requiring companies to co-operate with intelligence agencies they say might oblige Huawei and other tech companies to install "backdoors" in equipment to allow eavesdropping.

Several U.S. lawmakers, blasting Huawei's close ties to the Beijing government, told VOA's Mandarin service that Huawei "should never be in America doing business" and they will "do whatever we can to block that".

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