Huawei issues a legal letter to Wall Street over the Fake news on its operations in Uganda

Huawei has issued a legal letter to The Wall Street Journal for its false statements in a report published on August 14st (ET) that damages Huawei’s reputation and business interests across the globe due to inadequate investigation to test the allegations in the reports.

In the letter, Huawei states the report describes Huawei’s alleged involvement with government cybersecurity forces in Uganda and Zambia is neither a fair nor a responsible representation of Huawei’s legitimate business activities in these countries.

The Wall Street report comes up as a spice to the ongoing Huawei troubles and its allegations against the Chinese brand might trigger its downfall with a legal letter to prove the sources for their widely shared report that we further published on Tech Point Magazine.

Huawei is especially disappointed in the Article and video and radio podcast in light of the information Huawei provided to you during your research for this Article, including its email communications from June 19

The letter states

According to the letter, those email communications included specific information that a number of the statements in the Article about Huawei’s alleged involvement with government cybersecurity forces were demonstrably false.

Based on Huawei’s June 19 email and other information it provided to you, it is reasonable to conclude that you knew that these sources were not reliable. As a result, and at a minimum, the Journal published these false statements in reckless disregard of their veracity

Says the letter

Huawei states in the letter that it takes these false and defamatory statements about its business seriously for the publication of these false statements has and will continue to damage Huawei’s reputation plus business interests across the globe.

Huawei reserves all rights and claims in this regard and will defend its conduct and reputation. Hence, if Wall street fails to prove its August 14th publication in the legal window, then it will be destined for the worst terms prepared by the Chinese brand.

A copy of Huawei’s legal letter to Wall Street Over the published Fake News

Gentlemen:

We represent Huawei with regard to the Wall Street Journal’s August 14, 2019 article describing Huawei’s alleged involvement with government cybersecurity forces in Uganda and Zambia (the “Article”).

The Article is neither a fair nor a responsible representation of Huawei’s legitimate business activities in these countries. Huawei is especially disappointed in the Article and video and radio podcast in light of the information Huawei provided to you during your research for this Article, including its email communications from June 19.

Those email communications included specific information that a number of the statements in the Article about Huawei’s alleged involvement with government cybersecurity forces were demonstrably false.

Huawei obviously does not know the identity of your alleged anonymous sources, but it is clear that they provided you with false and misleading information.

Based on Huawei’s June 19 email and other information it provided to you, it is reasonable to conclude that you knew that these sources were not reliable. As a result, and at a minimum, the Journal published these false statements in reckless disregard of their veracity. 

Huawei takes these false and defamatory statements about its business seriously, especially when published by a news source as well regarded as the Journal.

The publication of these false statements has and will continue to damage Huawei’s reputation and business interests across the globe. Huawei reserves all rights and claims in this regard and will defend its conduct and reputation. We would be happy to discuss with you related to this matter.

Sincerely,

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Steven A. Friedman

Editor’s Note: This is a copy of an official release from Huawei Uganda and duly published with permission

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