January 28, 2019 / 1:36 PM / Updated 37 minutes ago
U.S. unseals indictments against China's Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou
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FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer (CFO), is seen in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 6, 2018. Huawei/Handout via REUTERS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department unsealed two indictments on Monday against China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, several of its subsidiaries and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, in a pair of cases accusing the company of everything from bank and wire fraud to obstructing justice and conspiring to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile US Inc.
The charges add to pressure on Huawei, the world’s biggest telecommunications equipment maker, from the U.S. government, which is trying to prevent American companies from buying Huawei routers and switches and pressing allies to do the same.
(This story corrects to add executive’s full name in headline.)
Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli
Europe must act as one on Huawei, says French minister
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FILE PHOTO: Logo of Huawei is seen in front of the local offices of Huawei in Warsaw, Poland January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo
WARSAW (Reuters) - Europe must act as one on Huawei, French European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Monday, addressing security issues in relation to China.
“Talking to China, we can’t do it each state on its own. ... we should act as Europe,” Loiseau said at a debate in Warsaw, responding to a question about security issues and the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker.
Some Western governments, led by the United States, have barred the use of the Chinese company’s equipment in new networks over concerns the technology could be used for spying. Huawei has denied the claims.
Reporting by Joanna Plucinska; Writing by Agnieszka Barteczko
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