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Huawei Issues Legal Letter to WSJ for false reporting damaging Huawei’s reputation

2019.08.16

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. 

“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 and business interests across the globe. Huawei reserves all rights and claims in this regard and will defend its conduct and reputation. 

The following is a legal demand letter sent to the WSJ by Huawei’s law firm:

https://www.huawei.com/en/facts/voices-of-huawei/a_legal_demand_letter_to_the_wall_street_journal