BRUSSELS (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies on Tuesday said the U.S. government had instructed law enforcement to “coerce” and “entice” its employees to turn against the company, as it steps up its pushback against a U.S. campaign that could threaten its survival.
Huawei made its assertions in a news release on Tuesday and in an undated document seen by Reuters.
Amid a trade war with China, Washington put the world’s No. 2 smartphone maker on an Entity List in May, in effect cutting off its access to essential U.S. components and technology, in particular Google’s (GOOGL.O) apps and services for Android devices.
Huawei on Tuesday said the U.S. government was using its judicial and administrative powers as well as other means to disrupt its business and that of its partners.
A Justice Department spokesman said that while they do not comment on specific investigations, “in all matters, our investigative techniques comply with the law and all subjects of…
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