Sunday, 17 February, 2019

Huawei 'distrust' and 'irrational' U.S. trade war slammed by leading Chinese academic

The tougher stance reflects growing security concerns in the West about Huawei Chinese media pushes for talks with US on Huawei
Laurie Berry | 04 February, 2019, 00:11

USA security experts are anxious the gear could be used by China for espionage, a concern Huawei says is unfounded.

Canada is also pushing for greater consular access to both men.

December 8-9: China summons Canadian Ambassador John McCallum and U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad on successive weekend days to warn of "grave consequences" if Meng is not released and demand the U.S. cancel its order for her arrest.

"The Canadian government remains deeply concerned by the arbitrary detention by Chinese authorities of these two Canadians since December 2018 and continues to call for their immediate release", the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Several countries and worldwide alliances have rallied behind the detainees, calling for China to release them.

Since their detention late a year ago, Canada and much of the worldwide community have called for Kovrig and Spavor's release.

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"In 5G Huawei is the world leader", he said.

Huawei has operated in Australia for a decade and a half.

"We do have another 30 days after this, so my expectation is that we'll make significant progress at these meetings, but I would just emphasise these are complicated issues", US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday. Hua, the foreign ministry spokeswoman, says Canada's extradition treaty with the USA infringes on the "safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens".

The United States wants to steer people away from Huawei towards Western products because of its concerns over the security of the Chinese company's technology, the USA envoy to the European Union said on Thursday.

On Tuesday, the 29th of January, 2019, the lawyer of Ms. Meng, the Huawei CFO and the daughter of Huawei founder, said that Chief Financial Officer of Huawei should not be a political hostage amid US-China trade war, after US had announced criminal charges against herself. Meng is charged with misleading American banks about Huawei's business with Iran. The US has also accused the world's largest supplier of telecommunications equipment of stealing technology from T-Mobile US.

Brumby's canned quote in Huawei's press release said "The timing of my retirement from the board is completely unrelated to any recent commentary regarding China and Huawei".

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