Huawei’s top legal officer, Song Liuping has said the move made by the US government to put the company on a blacklist sets a dangerous pattern that will harm billions of consumers.
This came after US moved to block the Chinese company, the world’s largest maker of telecoms equipment, on national security concerns, BBC reports.
Speaking at a conference on Wednesday, Liuping said the trade ban which is part of a wider battle between the US and Huawei would directly harm American companies and affect jobs.
He added that the decision threatens to harm customers in over 170 countries, including more than three billion consumers who use Huawei products and services around the world.
According to Liuping the US government had provided no evidence to show that Huawei is a security threat adding that the company is proudly and privately owned.
Also, Australia and New Zealand, have blocked Huawei from supplying equipment for 5G mobile networks while the company faces criminal charges filed by US authorities.
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