Huawei drops US lawsuit

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Huawei's US subsidiary, Huawei Technologies has dropped a lawsuit against the US Commerce Department and several other US government agencies.

The case was originally filed in response to telecommunications equipment that Huawei says was seized without justification by US officials in September 2017.

After "a prolonged and unexplained seizure", Huawei said it had decided to drop the case after the US government returned the equipment, which Huawei views as a tacit admission that the seizure itself was unlawful and arbitrary.

Huawei accuses US of cyber-attacks and threats to staff

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Huawei has accused the US government of "using every tool at its disposal" to disrupt its business.

In a media release, the Chinese tech giant said the US had launched cyber-attacks to infiltrate its networks and was threatening its employees.

The firm, which was put on a US trade blacklist this year, did not offer evidence for the allegations.

Huawei has become a centrepiece of the trade dispute between the US and China.

In its media release, Huawei alleged the US had been unlawfully detaining its staff, launching cyber-attacks to infiltrate its internal information systems and that FBI agents were being sent to the homes of its employees to pressure them to collect information on the company.

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