In a recently published press release, the Chinese smartphone giant Huawei has accused Washington of launching cyberattacks to “infiltrate Huawei’s intranet and internal information systems.”
Moreover, Huawei has alleged the US government of harassing company’s employees and using “every tool at its disposal” to disrupt the business.
The press release appears to be a reflection of aggressive emotions that have been building up against the US government for quite a few months.
The Alleged Technology Theft
Tensions between Huawei and the US government have remained constant over the last few months. However, it appears like the Chinese tech giant has lost it’s cool. After being acquitted with the fact that the US government is probing Huawei on an alleged theft.
Last week, WSJ reported that Washington is digging into the Rui Oliveira Vs. Huawei case of technology theft, among other criminal charges on the tech giant.
Rui Pedro Oliveira, CEO of multimedia company Imaginew, claimed that Huawei stole his 360-degree smartphone-attachable camera invention after he pitched the patent-pending product to top Huawei executives back in 2014.
Both the parties have tried to arrive on some sort of dealing, but nothing seems to work out. Huawei has, again and again, rejected the Oliviera’s claims of patent infringement.
In the press report, the company also claims that Oliveira is feeding “a false narrative to the media in an attempt to tarnish Huawei’s reputation—taking advantage of the current geopolitical situation.”
Huawei and US Relations
Alongside cyber attacks and harassing employees, Huawei has also claimed that the US government is digging up old cases civil cases on purpose. A possible attempt “to discredit Huawei and curb its leadership position in the industry.”
The battle between Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei and the US government has been the highlight of 2019. Back in May, Trump government imposed a ban on Hauwei products citing concerns over the national security.
In the same month, Hauwei received another major blow from Google when the Silicon valley tech giant decided to cut off Android support from Huawei devices.
Although Trump government has eased out on the Huawei restrictions, the company remains blacklisted at this moment.
Recently, Huawei announced that Mate 30 Pro which was their first smartphone to launch without Google Apps. On the other hand, the company is working on its own operating system: HarmonyOS.