Huawei has launched a fresh legal challenge against US government restrictions, seeking to overturn an order that banned other companies from buying its equipment using taxpayer funds.
Lawyers for the embattled Chinese telecommunications giant filed a petition on Monday appealing its dispute with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to a federal court.
The lawsuit asked judges to reverse the FCC’s final ruling in December, which branded the company a threat to national security. The suit describes that decision as “arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion”.
Meanwhile, Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei appealed to President Joe Biden to treat his company more kindly than Donald Trump did, saying that opening up US sales of Huawei technology would be “in the interest of US companies”.
Mr Ren said: “I would welcome [a] phone call, and the message is around joint development and shared success. The U.S. wants to have economic growth and China wants to have economic growth as well.”