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US authorities go after Huawei; accuse it of stealing trade secrets

The charges are the latest to accuse Chinese govt or Chinese companies of stealing intellectual property from US firms through a combination of cyberattacks, traditional espionage and other means

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Kate O’Keeffe, Aruna Viswanatha, Dustin Volz | WSJ
The Trump administration unveiled a sweeping set of criminal charges against China’s Huawei Technologies Co. in its latest salvo against the telecom giant, with authorities unsealing a pair of indictments just days before US-China trade talks are set to resume.

In the cases unsealed Monday, federal prosecutors accused Huawei of violating US sanctions on Iran and of stealing trade secrets from a US business partner, portraying the company as a serial violator of US laws and global business practices.

The actions included charges against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who is being held in Vancouver after Canadian authorities arrested
Topics : Huawei

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First Published: Jan 29 2019 | 1:09 PM IST

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