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China Goes After FedEx for 'Diverted' Packages

A new development in the Huawei hubbub

(Newser) - China's state media says the country is investigating FedEx after it allegedly diverted packages sent by Chinese tech giant Huawei, the AP reports. The official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday that FedEx "severely harmed clients' legitimate rights and interests and violated China's delivery industry regulations." Four... More »

Huawei Requests Speedy End to 'Illegal' US Ban

It's seeking summary judgment, perhaps to avoid discovery

(Newser) - Huawei is accelerating with its lawsuit against the US government, demanding Washington "halt illegal action" against the world's largest telecommunications company. The Trump administration has banned government agencies from doing business with the Chinese firm, fearing Beijing could use Huawei devices for spying. But Huawei's chief legal... More »

Report: Google Deals Heavy Blow to Huawei

Chinese company won't get Android updates

(Newser) - The world's second-biggest smartphone brand has been dealt a potentially crushing blow by new US government restrictions. Google has suspended all business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software, or services, meaning the Chinese company will not receive updates to the Android operating system, Reuters reports. Google... More »

Trump Declares Another National Emergency

Move allows government to ban Huawei technology

(Newser) - President Trump declared a national emergency Wednesday in a move seen as an attempt to crack down on a single company. In an executive order, the president declared a national economic emergency, allowing the government to ban US companies from using telecommunications equipment from "foreign adversaries" that pose an... More »

UK Defense Chief Fired Over Huawei Leak

May says there was 'compelling evidence'

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Theresa May summarily fired Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson Wednesday after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. He denied any involvement in the leak. An investigation was launched last week after newspapers reported that Britain's National Security Council,... More »

China Sentences Another Canadian to Death

Amid tension surrounding Canada's arrest of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou

(Newser) - A court in southern China handed down sentences Tuesday to at least six foreigners involved in an international methamphetamine operation, including a Canadian given the death penalty. The Jiangmen Intermediate People's Court in southern Guangdong province sentenced 11 people who produced more than 139 pounds of methamphetamine, the AP... More »

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 »

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