A court filling proves that she was carrying an iPhone, Macbook and iPad, at the time of her arrest in Canada
Meng Wangzhou, Huawei’s CFO was carrying only one Huawei device and three Apple devices at the time she was was arrested in Canada a few months ago. The list of devices she was carrying include an iPhone 7 Plus, a Macbook Air, an iPad Pro and a Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design smartphone.
Wanghzou, who is also the daughter of Huawei’s founder Ren Zhenfei, was arrested by Canadian police on request of US government on 1 December 2019 in Vancouver. She was on her way to countries that Huawei sells its devices in.
Huawei sensitive about its employees using Apple products
A report published by the Bloomberg claims that Huawei had cut salaries of two of its employees who were found using iPhones in the past. These employees had posted new year’s greetings using iPhones.
It is to be noted here that Huawei had superseded Apple to grab the world’s number two smartphone company in 2018. Huawei had also claimed to ship more than 200 million devices.
Huawei has sued the US Government
Huawei, earlier in March 2019, said that it has filed a complaint in a U.S. federal court that challenges the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Through this action, Huawei seeks a declaratory judgment that the restrictions targeting Huawei are unconstitutional, and a permanent injunction against these restrictions.
Guo Ping, Huawei Rotating Chairman, had said, “The U.S. Congress has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products. We are compelled to take this legal action as a proper and last resort. This ban not only is unlawful, but also restricts Huawei from engaging in fair competition, ultimately harming U.S. consumers. We look forward to the court’s verdict, and trust that it will benefit both Huawei and the American people.”
He added, “If this law is set aside, as it should be, Huawei can bring more advanced technologies to the United States and help it build the best 5G networks. Huawei is willing to address the U.S. Government’s security concerns. Lifting the NDAA ban will give the U.S. Government the flexibility it needs to work with Huawei and solve real security issues.”