Two packages of Huawei which was transported by FedEx were “diverted to America” making relation sour wit FedEx, amid rising tensions between the Chinese technology company and the US government.
Sensing the Huawei’s equipment which is a Chinese product might be spying into the US and for that reason Donald Trump’s administration has repeatedly warned and earlier this month the US president signed an executive order which effectively banned the company from America’s 5G network.
Huawei has now accused American courier FedEx of diverting its packages to the US and has maintained it is independent of the Chinese state, even though they were travelling between Asian addresses.
The company said that FedEx diverted two parcels sent from Japan and addressed to its offices in China, instead sending them to the US, and attempted to divert two more packages sent from Vietnam to offices elsewhere in Asia.
Huawei has already provided images of FedEx tracking records to Reuters, However the news agency said it has not yet verified their authenticity. Huawei said one package originating in Vietnam was received by Friday, and the other was on its way.
The four packages did not contain any technology, but important commercial documents, according to Huawei. Joe kelly, who is a spokesman for the technology giant, said “They had bad experiences recently where important commercial documents sent via FedEx were not delivered to their destination, and instead were either diverted to, or were requested to be diverted to, FedEx in the United States, undermines our confidence”.
“We will now have to review our logistics and document delivery support requirements as a direct result of these incidents,” he added. But however on the other side Maury Donahue, a spokeswoman for FedEx, said that the packages were “misrouted in error” and insisted that it was not at the request of any other party.
FedEx said “This is an isolated issue limited to a very small number of packages,” Also added “We know and are well aware of all shipments at issue and are working directly with our customers to return the packages to their possession.” On this difficult issue FedEx’s China office on Tuesday issued an apology on its Chinese social media account for the “mishandling” of Huawei’s packages and insisted there was no “external pressure” to divert them.