Huawei Technologies filed a lawsuit against the US Commerce Department on Friday (June 21), challenging whether telecommunications equipment it sent from China to the United States, and then back to China, is covered by Export Administration Regulations, according to a court filing.
The lawsuit is the latest salvo in a battle between the US government and Huawei.
A Hungarian-Chinese group including a unit of holding company Opus Global, controlled by Lorinc Meszaros, an associate of Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, has won a $2.1 billion contract to build part of a high-speed Chinese rail project.
The project is part of Beijing's One Belt, One Road initiative intended to open new foreign trade links for Chinese firms.
Huawei Technologies' creator and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, told Bloomberg TV that Beijing's countermeasures against Apple Inc. are unlikely and he will oppose a possible move from Beijing to the iPhone maker.
Answering some calls in China for reprisal measures against Apple, Ren Zhengfei said he would "protest" against any such move if it was taken by the Beijing government.
By George Gilson
President Prokopis Pavlopoulos placed the threats to Cyprus' sovereignty and Greece's support for a Cyprus problem settlement at the top of the agenda in talks with Chinese President Xi Jingpin in Beijing today, even as he underlined that Athens is fully aligned with Brussels on policy issues concerning Beijing.