China urges U.S. to stop "unreasonable suppression" of Huawei

China urges U.S. to stop

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou appeared in a Canadian court on Tuesday for a hearing concerning her bail in a case that has strained Beijing's ties with Canada and the United States.

Geng said Beijing had constantly required Chinese companies to carry out their economic activities overseas in compliance with the local laws.

The foreign ministry complained Washington has "mobilized state power" to hurt Chinese companies "in an attempt to strangle fair and just operations". "This Office will continue to hold accountable companies and their executives, whether here or overseas, that commit fraud against US financial institutions and their global counterparts and violate US laws created to maintain our national security", said Richard Donoghue, US attorney for the Eastern District of NY.

The Chinese government described the indictments as "deep political motivations and manipulations".

Monday's announcement of criminal charges "is certainly not a propitious sign for U.S". The U.S. Government has now officially charged Huawei with stealing T-Mobile's trade secrets along with bank fraud to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran.

The firm added that - after Ms Meng's arrest - it had tried meeting with the US Department of Justice to discuss the investigation but its request "was rejected without explanation".

The extradition request came shortly after the United States had unsealed a 10-count indictment against the Chinese company and a 13-count indictment against Meng on Monday.

"We strongly urge the U.S. to stop the unreasonable suppression of Chinese companies including Huawei and to treat them fairly and objectively".

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The Canadian justice department has 30 days in which to decide whether to issue a so-called authority to proceed requiring the court to schedule an extradition hearing.

He also urged the United States to revoke Meng's arrest warrant and Canada to release her immediately.

Huawei denies all the violations cited in two separate indictments, which accuse the company of violating trade sanctions, lying to banks and stealing technology. The seeking to extradite her, alleging she committed fraud by misleading banks about Huawei's business dealings in Iran.

According to the indictment, Huawei was offering T-Mobile employees bonuses to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile between 2012 and 2014.

Australia in August banned Huawei and another Chinese telecommunications equipment company, ZTE Corp, from involvement in the rollout of the nation's 5G network. With privacy concerns mounting following the arrest of the company's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, it was only a matter of time before we saw the list of charges released.

Huawei's global reach has come under attack from the United States, which is trying to prevent USA companies from buying Huawei equipment and is pressing allies to do the same. "So I think she has some strong arguments that she can make before a judge", he said.

The U.S. delegation will be led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the White House said. According to Bloomberg, the company claimed they attempted to open discussions with the Justice Department but to no avail.

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