Chinese media pushes for talks with United States on Huawei

The Huawei statement also said the company is not aware of any wrongdoing by Meng Wanzhou, who is being held in Vancouver after Canadian authorities arrested the executive at the U.S.' request.

Today's topics include the U.S. Department of Justice unleashing a 13-count criminal indictment against Huawei, and the Nginx Application Platform expanding with new API management capabilities. If granted, Ms Meng's case would be sent to the British Columbia Supreme Court for an extradition hearing, which could take weeks or months.

The developments occurred just as China and the U.S. are set to begin a new round of trade negotiations on Wednesday in Washington.

In mid-August, the US Congress passed, and President Donald Trump signed, a law specifically US from purchasing or using telecommunications and surveillance products from Chinese companies like ZTE and Huawei - both of which are.

The arrest of Meng, the daughter of Huawei's founder at Vancouver's airport, has led to the worst relations between Canada and China since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

"And then the judge will decide whether he or she thinks (Meng) should be extradited or not".

"Huawei and Huawei USA are charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice related to the grand jury investigation in the Eastern District of NY".

One of the United States indictments singled out Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Wanzhou Meng, also known as "Sabrina Meng".

"I am encouraged by the Justice Department's actions against Huawei Technologies, which detail the company's brazen efforts to steal corporate trade secrets, commit fraud, and obstruct justice", said Burr.

US charges Huawei CFO over sanctions violations
US Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker at the announcement of criminal charges against Huawei

The company is also charged in a separate case with stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile, according to federal prosecutors. He said it would be "great for Canada" if the United States drops its extradition request against Meng.

The accusations against Meng allege that between 2007 and 2017, she, Huawei and subsidiaries sought to mask their business with Iran in violation of United States and United Nations sanctions on the country.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Huawei was trying to gain an "unfair economic advantage" by breaking USA laws.

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Tuesday he expected significant progress in Washington trade talks with Chinese officials set for Wednesday and Thursday.

Yesterday, TPG Telecom cancelled the Huawei-based mobile phone network it was building, in the first commercial casualty after Australia's move.

Canada's Department of Justice confirmed in an email that Canadian officials had received a formal extradition request from the United States on January 28 and that Canada now has until March 1 to issue an authority to proceed.

Canada and the US face several more steps before Meng can be extradited.

While the charges paint the company as a threat to national security, the Australian chairman of Huawei Technologies believes the telecom giant has simply been caught up in "China bashing".


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