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Huawei Makes Big Move Against US Government

Company launches federal lawsuit

(Newser) - Chinese tech giant Huawei is fighting back against the American government's ban on federal agencies using its products and services. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Texas, the company calls for the ban the Trump administration put in place in August to be overturned, the Guardian reports.... More »

Next Move in China-Canada Feud: Calling 2 Men Spies

China alleges Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor tried to steal state secrets

(Newser) - China accused two detained Canadians on Monday of acting together to steal state secrets, just days after Canada on Friday announced it will proceed with a US extradition request for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. China arrested the two Canadians on Dec. 10 in what was widely seen as an attempt... More »

Huawei Exec Strikes Back

Meng Wanzhou sues Canada, its border agency, and the RCMP

(Newser) - An executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is suing the Canadian government, its border agency and the national police force, saying they detained, searched and interrogated her before telling her she was under arrest, the AP reports. Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou said Sunday they filed a notice of civil claim... More »

Saga of Arrested Huawei Executive Turns New Page

Canada is willing to extradite Meng Wanzhou, but don't hold your breath

(Newser) - Canada is allowing Huawei's CFO to be extradited to the US—but that doesn't mean she'll be extradited anytime soon. Mere hours before the deadline to decide, Canadian officials said Friday that US charges against Meng Wanzhou have met conditions for her extradition, the CBC reports. She... More »

Huawei Sees Samsung's Folding Phone, Raises

The price, anyway

(Newser) - China's Huawei unveiled a new folding-screen phone on Sunday, joining the latest trend for bendable devices as it challenges the global smartphone market's dominant players, Apple and Samsung. Huawei revealed its Mate X phone as the company battles US allegations it is a cybersecurity risk, reports the AP... More »

Amid Pivotal US-China Trade Talks, Zero Hope

Expectations are basically nil on a breakthrough with steep tariffs set to take effect in a month

(Newser) - US and Chinese negotiators start two days of high-level talks Wednesday aimed at settling a six-month trade war that has weakened both sides, shaken financial markets, and clouded the global economic outlook. Yet the odds seem stacked against any substantive resolution, reports the AP . "We are anticipating no big... More »

China Makes Its Displeasure With the US Known

It calls out the 'unreasonable crackdown' on Huawei

(Newser) - One day before high-level trade talks are scheduled to begin in Washington, China made its displeasure toward the US known. In responding to the Justice Department's indictment of tech giant Huawei on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang released a biting statement on the US' "unreasonable... More »

US Hits Huawei, CFO With Criminal Charges

How this affects the US-China trade war will remain to be seen

(Newser) - The US Department of Justice unsealed a 13-count indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday, including against two of its affiliates and its chief financial officer, the AP and Fox News report. The felony charges, which came in the form of two separate indictments—one a 10-count grand jury... More »

China Demands US Drop Meng Wanzhou Extradition

Minister says US shouldn't seek to have Canada send over detained Huawei executive

(Newser) - China is demanding that the US drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday that Meng Wanzhou's case is out... More »

After Unusual Retrial, China Sentences Canadian to Death

Robert Schellenberg convicted of drug smuggling as relations between nations worsen

(Newser) - A 36-year-old Canadian man may have just become a bargaining chip between China and Canada. Robert Schellenberg was sentenced to death for drug smuggling on Monday, and the Wall Street Journal reports that Beijing appears to be trying to get leverage after the arrest of a Chinese business executive in... More »

Poland: We Caught Huawei Manager Spying for China

Chinese man, former Polish security officer charged with espionage

(Newser) - Poland's Internal Security Agency has charged a Chinese manager at tech giant Huawei in Poland and one of its own former officers with espionage on behalf of China, state broadcaster TVP reported Friday. Both men were arrested Tuesday. Polish security agents searched their homes as well as the offices... More »

A 'Bizarre' Accusation From a Chinese Ambassador

China's ambassador to Canada calls out 'white supremacy' in an op-ed

(Newser) - China's ambassador to Canada accused the country Wednesday of "white supremacy" in calling for the release of two Canadians detained in China last month, while describing the detentions as an "act of self-defense," the AP reports. The arrests were in apparent retaliation for the arrest of... More »

iPhone Tweet Means Demotion for Workers at Rival

A big whoops for Huawei

(Newser) - Falling solidly under the "you had one job" umbrella this week is a story out of China. If you're responsible for updating Huawei Technologies' social media pages, highlighting a rival tech company probably isn't the best idea—which is exactly what two Huawei employees just discovered. Reuters... More »

2nd Canadian Feared Detained in China

Canada tells Trump not to politicize Huawei case

(Newser) - A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of telecommunications giant Huawei. The possible arrest raises the stakes in an international dispute that threatens relations, the AP reports. Canada's Global Affairs department on Wednesday... More »

Trump Says He Could Intervene in Huawei Case

'Whatever's good for this country, I would do'

(Newser) - Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is out on bail in Vancouver —and whether her next destination is her home in China or a cell in the US could be up to President Trump. In an interview Tuesday with Reuters , Trump said he would consider intervening with the Justice Department in... More »

Meng Wanzhou Freed on $7.5M Bail

She has agreed to pay for 24/7 surveillance

(Newser) - Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou walked free from a Vancouver courthouse Tuesday night after a bail hearing that lasted three days. She was released on bail of $10 million Canadian—around $7.5 million American—after BC Supreme Court Justice William Ehrcke decided the bail terms were enough to "offset... More »

China May Have Made Its First Move Against Canada

Former diplomat reportedly detained in China, after Canada arrests tech exec Meng Wanzhou

(Newser) - China has been threatening retaliation ever since news broke that Canada had detained Chinese tech exec Meng Wanzhou . Now it appears that Beijing has taken its first action. Reuters reports that a former Canadian diplomat named Michael Kovrig has been detained in China. Kovrig works for a think tank called... More »

Detained China Tech Exec Says She's Not a Flight Risk

Meng Wanzhou is seeking bail in Vancouver

(Newser) - China is demanding that Canada free Meng Wanzhou immediately or pay a "heavy price," but the Huawei CFO and her lawyers are trying to make a case for release that isn't based on threats, according to court documents released Sunday. In a bail application, Meng states that... More »

After Huawei Arrest, China Hauls in US Ambassador

Incensed Beijing also has words for Canadian envoy, wants tech exec released ASAP

(Newser) - China wasted little time in summoning the US ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest the detention of a Huawei executive in Canada—immediately on the heels of warning Canadian envoy John McCallum that there would be "grave consequences" if Meng Wanzhou is not released. Vice Foreign Minister Le... More »

Why This Woman's Arrest Is Causing Markets to Tank

Meng Wanzhou is the CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei

(Newser) - The arrest of a Chinese tech executive rattled already jittery world markets Thursday and brought international attention to her company, Huawei Technologies. The woman in custody is its 46-year-old chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who also goes by Sabrina Meng. China is seething over the arrest, which took place at... More »

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