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At least 24 legal charges face Huawei

The prohibition of U.S. companies from doing business with the Chinese company Huawei highlighted the definitive break in the relationship between the technology industry and the North American country. Statements offered by the nation's president, Donald Trump, accuse Huawei of using its technological platforms as an espionage network, affecting national security.

These words completely changed the outlook for the Chinese company. that in at least a decade had conquered previously unconceived spaces, thanks to investment in design and innovation. As part of the exponential growth achieved by the company, Forbes considered it part of its popular business list.

Political and economic warfare involving the United States and China has caused Huawei's image to collapse, since the measures taken by the American companies prevent the Chinese giant from updating the Android system for its services. In that sense, it will only be able to take those that are available under open source license.

The origin of the conflict with Huawei

Since 2012 the United States has been investigating links between Huawei and the Chinese government. The report presented by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee concluded that the company uses its technology networks for espionage. The results of this investigation have caused telephone companies in other parts of the world to veto their contracts with Huawei.

In early 2019 the U.S. filed criminal charges against Chinese telephonyThe company was accused of circumventing U.S. sanctions against Iran. This situation led to the imprisonment of the chief financial officer of Huawei in Canada, Meng Wanzhou.

At the moment the company is facing almost 24 criminal charges. filed by U.S. authorities. Trump's accusations also cover the crime of intellectual property, since according to the charges filed Huawei for years stole the phone test technology patented by T-Mobile, known as Tappy. At all times the Chinese company has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has expressed its concern to meet the needs of its customers under these circumstances.

The consequences

According to estimates by specialists in the area, the short-term consequences for Huawei could be serious, as customers will migrate to other handsets as they will not be able to freely access Google Play and Android system updates. However, the company has managed to take some steps forward since the beginning of the year by powering its phones through proprietary processors.

At ALAN ALDANA & ABOGADOS, in view of the fact that the actual concurrence of offenses is so broad in the present caseWe hope that due process will be upheld in the trials faced by Huawei, as this is an opportunity for the courts to demonstrate transparency in their independence.

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