tirsdag 29. januar 2019

US charges Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with conspiracy, money laundering

The United States filed charges on Monday against Huawei Technologies, contending that the Chinese telecommunication giant stole trade secrets from a telecoms rival and violated US sanctions against doing business with Iran. Senior officials of the Trump administration gathered at the Department of Justice in Washington to announce criminal indictments against Huawei, the largest Chinese smartphone maker; its US affiliate; Hong Kong-based Skycom; and Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, for conspiracy that poses a national security threat to the US.

Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker also confirmed that the department planned to file for extradition of Meng, who was detained by Canadian authorities at the request of the US in December. The US was facing a Wednesday deadline to pursue extradition proceedings.