US Proceeds with Criminal Case Against Huawei with the Trial Set for 2026

Amidst allegations of misconduct and ongoing legal battles, Huawei finds itself at the center of a contentious dispute between China and the United States, with significant implications for the future of technology and international relations.

By Raunak Bose
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US vs Huawei, Chinese Tech Giant

US vs Chinese Tech Giant, Huawei (Image via TechFirstNow)

In the centre of a long, involved, and downright complicated judicial fray, the large Chinese tech company, Huawei finds itself caught up in a troublesome mixture of allegations, talks, and problems between countries. The dispute has been going on for a long time and the case will come to trial in January 2026.

The essential issue here is Huawei is accused of misconduct. They're accused of misleading banks and stealing the secrets of American companies conducting business in Iran. These charges are quite severe if not completely false which could cause Huawei to experience major difficulties.

The pivotal moment unfolded in 2018 when Canada detained Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO, at the request of the United States, igniting a fierce escalation in tensions between China and America. However, in 2021, they dropped the charges against Ms. Meng. However, the investigation against Huawei is still ongoing. 

Huawei's Defense and Legal Strategy

Now, the US is seeking a trial to uncover the truth. They believe that it could require four to six months to finish everything inside court. Huawei claims that it didn’t violate any rules or norms since it didn’t steal technology. They have said this in the first place. They’re facing the charges head-on and claiming their innocence.

Huawei Technologies Office
Huawei Technologies Office (via Glassdoor)

Complicating matters further, Huawei is adamant about bifurcating the case, segregating bank fraud charges from allegations of intellectual property theft. However, the US doesn't agree. They claim that everything is tied together and that all of this should be one case, as well.

In addition to all this legal disaster, there is a larger issue. The ties between the USA and China are not strong now, and Huawei is in the middle of it. Since 2019, the U.S. government has persistently cited national security concerns to justify barring Huawei from accessing American technology.

But even with all this legal trouble, Huawei is still doing okay. In fact, they’re doing better than okay as they had their best year in 2023. Rather than being dependent on American software for the production of parts of their vehicles, they are now selling their own smart car parts, which makes them less dependent on American technology.

In conclusion, things are right now very complicated as Huawei is in a difficult situation and there is a lot on the line in this trial. It’s not just about them, but also about the relationship between China and the U.S., and it could be consequential to the future of technology as well. There is only time to stand and watch how it will turn out.

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