- Hesai Technology, a Chinese tech company, is threatening to sue the US government after being included in a list of businesses with alleged links to the Chinese military.
- The inclusion of Hesai and other Chinese companies in the US Defense Department’s list has led to a significant drop in their stock prices and raised concerns about ongoing tensions between the US and China.
- The tensions between the US and China have resulted in measures such as tariffs, limitations on technology access, and sanctions on Chinese companies, reflecting the broader geopolitical and economic rivalry between the two countries.
Chinese tech company Hesai Threatens to Sue US Over Military Links Claim
Hesai, a prominent Chinese tech company specializing in LiDAR technology, has announced that it plans to take legal action against the United States government over allegations of its technology being used for military purposes.
The company’s decision to pursue legal action comes after the US Department of Commerce added Hesai to a trade blacklist last week, citing concerns that its LiDAR technology could potentially be used for military surveillance and reconnaissance purposes.
Hesai has vehemently denied the allegations, stating that its LiDAR sensors are primarily designed for autonomous vehicles, robotics, and other commercial applications. The company further asserts that it has never authorized the use of its technology for military purposes.
In a statement released on Monday, Hesai stated, “We are deeply disappointed by the unjust decision made by the US government to blacklist our company. We have always operated in full compliance with international trade laws and regulations, and we categorically reject any suggestion that our technology has been used for military purposes.”
The company also emphasized that it has always prioritized ethical and responsible business practices, and it is committed to upholding the highest standards of corporate conduct.
Hesai’s decision to pursue legal action against the US government highlights the escalating tensions between the two countries, particularly in the tech sector. The ongoing trade disputes and allegations of technology theft have strained the relationship between the US and China, leading to increased scrutiny and restrictions on Chinese tech companies.
It remains to be seen how the legal battle will unfold, but Hesai’s move to challenge the allegations reflects its determination to defend its reputation and business operations in the face of intense scrutiny and pressure from the US government.