The US Justice Department charges the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in technology theft and violation of sanctions.
The US Justice Department charges the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in two cases, including the one that led the arrest of a top executive in Canada on a US warrant.
According to the US DoJ, the charges are the response to persistent action conducted by the Chinese company to exploit American organizations
The US DoJ confirmed 13 charges against Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou and other three affiliates, they are accused of violating US sanctions on Iran.
Wanzhou is the daughter of the Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, she is currently out on bail in Canada, she is expected to fight extradition to the United States The arrest has triggered a diplomatic crisis between Canada, US, and China.
Other 10 charges were filed against two Huawei affiliates that are accused of the theft of robot technology from T-Mobile.
“Both sets of charges expose Huawei’s brazen and persistent actions to exploit American companies and financial institutions, and to threaten the free and fair global marketplace,” explained FBI Director Christopher Wray.
“Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said the extradition request would be sent by a January 30 deadline. A hearing is set for February 6.” reported the AFP press.
According to Whitaker, the indictment doesn’t refer to the involvement of the Chinese government in the case, but China must hold Chinese firms like Huawei accountable for complying with the law.
“As I told Chinese officials in August, China must hold its citizens and Chinese companies accountable for complying with the law.” said Whitaker.
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