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China Takes Hostages? Two Canadians Held In Huawei Dispute
12/13/2018 8:11:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
Hotair ^ | 12/13/2018 | Ed Morrissey
It turns out that US worries over conducting business and travel in China were justified. Two Canadian business executives have been arrested on national-security grounds in China, just days after the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. CBS News reports that the Canadian embassy has thus far not been able to contact Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, although their spokesperson insists that their legal rights are being “safeguarded” by their jailers: China on Thursday confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way international dispute over the case of a Chinese telecoms executive facing possible...

Huaweis Meng Wanzhou Granted Bail by Canadian Judge
12/11/2018 4:36:05 PM PST · by billorites · 37 replies
Wall Street Journal ^ | December 11, 2018 | Jay Greene
A Canadian judge granted bail to Huawei Technologies Co. finance chief Meng Wanzhou, setting the stage for a new confrontation with China as the U.S. seeks the executives extradition to face charges over violating Iran sanctions. The judges decision Tuesday frees Ms. Meng after more than a week in detention, though it requires her to submit to a curfew, electronic monitoring and a limited range of travel in the Vancouver area. Justice William Ehrcke, of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, set bail at 10 million Canadian dollars ($7.5 million) and said Ms. Meng is due back in court in...

US has a 'concerted strategy' to push allies to reject Huawei's 5G equipment
12/11/2018 12:26:40 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
Yahoo Finance ^ | December 11, 2018 | Kelly Olsen
The United States has a "concerted strategy" to pressure its allies to shun Chinese tech giant Huawei's 5G network equipment, Eurasia Group analyst Kevin Allison says. U.S. allies, including the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Japan, are keeping Huawei out. 5G technology will "set the tone for the rest of the 21st century," according to Allison. The United States is pushing its allies to shut out Chinese tech giant Huawei's 5G networks due to national security concerns as the high-speed technology is set to play a critical role in the 21st century, a Eurasia Group expert said Tuesday. Japan, Washington's...

Huawei finance boss Meng Wanzhou charged by US 'had seven passports'
12/09/2018 1:18:48 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 34 replies
Sky News ^ | 12-8-18 | na
US prosecutors have charged Huawei's chief financial officer with fraud, saying she had used at least seven passports in 11 years. - ...she was charged with conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions between 2009 and 2014. It is alleged she used Hong Kong company Skycom to access the Iranian market in deals that violated US sanctions. She allegedly assured US banks that Huawei and Skycom were different companies but prosecutors say they were one and the same. - Mr Gibb-Carsley said she had been aware of the US investigation and had avoided entering the country since March 2017, despite the...

Kudlow: Trump didnt know about Huawei executives arrest before dining with Chinese leader
12/09/2018 12:33:47 PM PST · by Innovative · 25 replies
Washington Post ^ | Dec. 9, 2018 | Elise Viebeck
President Trump was not aware of the unusual arrest of a major Chinese technology executive when he sat down to dinner recently with Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 on a U.S. extradition warrant. Huawei is suspected of evading American sanctions on Iran, a possibility that U.S. prosecutors have been investigating since 2016. The arrest was made on the same day that Trump and Xi met for dinner amid high-level trade and national security talks in Buenos Aires. An unnamed...

China Vows Severe Consequences If Huawei Official Is Not Released
12/08/2018 8:07:29 PM PST · by familyop · 46 replies
The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 8, 2018 | Eva Dou
Meng Wanzhou is being held in Canada at U.S. request to be extradited, face allegations she violated sanctions on dealing with Iran BEIJINGChina issued an ultimatum to Canada, demanding the immediate release of Huawei Technologies Co.s finance chief or face unspecified severe consequences. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng summoned Canadas ambassador to Beijing, John McCallum, on Saturday to deliver the warning, according to a statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Canadian Prosecutor Lays Out U.S. Allegations Against Huawei CFO
12/07/2018 12:14:32 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 21 replies
WSJ ^ | 12/07/2018 | Jay Greene
Canadian Prosecutor: U.S. Concerned Over Huaweis Connection to Iran Through Skycom *U.S Alleges Huaweis CFO Hid from Financial Institutions That Skycom Was Part of Huawei -- Canadian Prosecutor *Canadian Prosecutor Says Deceiving Banks Over Huawei-Skycom Ties Was Crux of Alleged Fraud *Canadian Prosecutors Comments Come at Bail Hearing in Canadian Court for Huawei CFO *Canadian Prosecutor Says Huawei CFO is Flight Risk If Granted Bail, Given Family Wealth MORE TO COME

The 6 reasons why Huawei gives the US and its allies security nightmares
12/07/2018 4:19:33 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies ^ | Martin Giles and Elizabeth Woyke
The detention in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, Huaweis CFO and the daughter of its founder, is further inflaming tensions between the US and China. Her arrest is linked to a US extradition request on undisclosed charges, but China says its a human rights violation and is demanding her swift release. Behind this very public drama is a long-running, behind-the-scenes one centered on western intelligence agencies fears that Huawei poses a significant threat to global security. Among the spooks biggest concerns are: There could be kill switches in Huawei equipment The Chinese firm is the worlds largest manufacturer of things like...

Huawei CFO Arrest is a Declaration of War Says Editor of Global Times
12/06/2018 6:47:22 PM PST · by familyop · 11 replies
Breitbart News ^ | December 6, 2018 | John Carney
When the Trump administration blocked the merger of Qualcomm and Broadcom it singled out the risk that the deal would give Huawei an advantage in developing 5G technology. Bloomberg quoted an analyst in China who sees the arrest as the result of the national security White House staff pushing back against the Wall Street-friendly China doves in the White House, led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who pushed for the trade truce.

Every American firm doing business in China now vulnerable after Huawei arrest (trunc)
12/06/2018 1:18:28 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 29 replies
CNBC ^ | 12/06/2018 | Michelle Fox
There's a good chance the Chinese will retaliate for the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou by targeting American businesses in China, former assistant U.S. trade representative Jeff Moon told CNBC on Thursday. Meng was arrested on Saturday in Canada and is facing extradition to the United States reportedly for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Huawei arrest: China demands release of CFO Meng Wanzhou
12/06/2018 8:12:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
BBC ^ | 11/06/2018
China is demanding the release of telecoms giant Huawei's chief financial officer, who has been detained in Canada. Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company's founder, could face extradition to the US. She was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December, but the news was not made public at her request. The charges remain unknown but the US has been probing Huawei over possible violation of sanctions against Iran. China says her detention is possibly a rights abuse. Ms Meng has sought a publication ban on the details of the arrest, which has been granted by the courts. Huawei said it...

Huawei's CFO arrested in Canada, faces extradition to United States
12/05/2018 5:43:14 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 15 replies
This is CNN ^
The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada. She faces extradition to the United States. Meng Wanzhou, also known as Sabrina Meng and Cathy Meng, was apprehended in Vancouver on December 1, according to Canadian Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod. In addition to her role as CFO, Meng serves as deputy chairwoman of Huawei's board. She's the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei. Meng "is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday," McLeod said in a statement, which was first reported by The Globe and...

A Top Huawei Executive Is Arrested in Canada for Extradition to the U.S.
12/05/2018 5:23:04 PM PST · by Theoria · 17 replies
The New York Times ^ | 05 Dec 2018 | Daisuke Wakabayashi and Alan Rappeport
top executive and daughter of the founder of the Chinese tech giant Huawei was arrested on Saturday in Canada at the request of the United States, in a move likely to escalate tensions between the two countries at a delicate moment. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer, unfolded on the same night that President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China dined together in Buenos Aires and agreed to a 90-day trade truce. The two countries are set to begin tense negotiations in hopes of ending a trade war that has been pummeling both economies. Those talks...

Democratic candidates told not to use ZTE, Huawei devices: source
08/04/2018 11:01:14 AM PDT · by MNDude · 19 replies
Rueters ^
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices made by Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies because they pose a security risk, a Democratic source said on Friday. U.S. lawmakers and the Trump administration have pressured U.S. companies to not sell Huawei or ZTE (000063.SZ) products, saying they potentially could be used to spy on Americans. Earlier this year they pushed AT&T (T.N) to drop a deal with Huawei to sell its smartphones in the United States.

Googles ties to Chinese telecom firm Huawei raise alarm in Congress
06/07/2018 5:55:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
Washington Post ^ | June 7 at 5:07 PM | Tony Romm
In a letter sent to Googles parent company, Alphabet, Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) said the tech giants deals with Huawei and two other Chinese companies, Xiaomi and Tencent, raise serious national security concerns. He pressed the search giant to detail more information about the data it may have shared with the firms and where it is stored and he issued a similar request to Twitter. The new attention adds to the mounting pressure on Silicon Valley about its sometimes-secret data-swapping practices. It could also further heighten trade tensions between the United States and China, which the U.S. government...

February article Senators propose bill to block U.S. from using Huawei, ZTE equipment
05/18/2018 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 7 replies
Reuters ^ | 2/08/18 | Chris Sanders
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican Senators introduced legislation on Wednesday that would block the U.S. government from buying or leasing telecommunications equipment from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd or ZTE Corp, citing concern the Chinese companies would use their access to spy on U.S. officials.

US Military Bans Huawei, ZTE Phones
05/05/2018 6:40:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
AFP via Yahoo Finance ^ | 05/05/18 | Jim Hoft
Washington (AFP) - Personnel on US military bases can no longer buy phones and other gear manufactured by Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE, after the Pentagon said the devices pose an "unacceptable" security risk. Concerns have heightened at the Pentagon about consumer electronics being used to snoop on or track service members. "Huawei and ZTE devices may pose an unacceptable risk to (military) personnel, information and mission," Pentagon spokesman Major Dave Eastburn said on Friday. "In light of this information, it was not prudent for the Department's exchanges to continue selling them," he added, referring to the military-run shops on...

FCC cites 'national security threat' for proposed ban on gear (Huawei, ZTE specifically mentioned)
03/27/2018 4:31:00 AM PDT · by cba123 · 6 replies
CNET ^ | March 26, 2018 | Marguerite Reardon CNET Staff
FCC chairman Ajit Pai is proposing new rules that would bar telecommunications and broadband companies from using a government subsidy program to buy telecom equipment and services from "any company that poses a national security threat." (please see link, for full article)

Six U.S. intelligence agencies warn against using Huawei phones
02/14/2018 9:04:20 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
Fast Company ^ | February 14, 2018 | By MG
Six intelligence officials, including the heads of the CIA, FBI, and NSA, have told the Senate Intelligence Committee that they would not recommend that U.S. citizens use smartphones from the Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, reports CNBC. As FBI director Chris Wray told the committee: Were deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that dont share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks. That provides the capacity to exert pressure or control over our telecommunications infrastructure. It provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information....

Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei - sources
01/16/2018 6:24:39 AM PST · by cba123 · 1 reply
Yahoo / Reuters ^ | January 16, 2018 | Diane Bartz
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, two congressional aides said. The warning comes after the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump took a harder line on policies initiated by his predecessor Barack Obama on issues ranging from Beijing's role in restraining North Korea to Chinese efforts to acquire U.S. strategic industries.
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