The United States filed charges against China’s telecom giant Huawei with allegations of stealing trade secrets from an American rival and committing bank fraud in violation of the sanctions against Iran on Jan. 28.
Huawei issued a statement today in response to the charges, saying they were “disappointed to learn of the charges brought against the company today.”
In the statement, Huawei denied any of the asserted violations filed by the U.S. against the company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as the charges against its CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada at the request of the U.S. government in December 2018. The company believes the U.S. courts will ultimately reach the same conclusion.
In regard to accusations of stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile, Huawei said the dispute with T-Mobile was settled long ago, when the jury also ruled that Huawei wasn’t willful and malicious.
Huawei also said they attempted to discuss Meng’s case with the U.S. justice department but “the request was rejected without explanation.”
In addition, the Chinese government accused the U.S. of using “its state power to smear and crack down on Chinese companies in an attempt to kill their normal and legal business operations.”
“We strongly urge the U.S. to stop the unreasonable targeting of Huawei and other Chinese enterprises,” China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, “We again urge the U.S. to revoke Meng Wanzhou’s arrest warrant and refrain from issuing a formal extradition request, to avoid making further mistakes.”
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