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China hits out at US over 'egregious' arrest of Huawei boss

China hits out at US over 'egregious' arrest of Huawei boss

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China has summoned the US ambassador in Beijing as it lodged "strong protests" over the detention of a Chinese technology executive in Canada. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of smartphone giant Huawei, was arrested on 1 December while changing planes in Vancouver.She is the daughter of Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei and the growing row between the US and China over the case destabilised global stock markets last week as share prices suffered big falls.Chinese foreign minister Le Yucheng has "lodged solemn representations and strong protests" with US ambassador Terry Branstad, according to the Xinhua news agency. Image: US ambassador Terry Edward Branstad (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) in September 20...
Huawei boss charged by US 'had seven passports'

Huawei boss charged by US 'had seven passports'

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US prosecutors have charged Huawei's chief financial officer with fraud, saying she had used at least seven passports in 11 years. American officials are attempting to prevent Meng Wanzhou from being bailed from a Canadian court after she was charged with conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions between 2009 and 2014.It is alleged the 46-year-old 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.Meng was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December and appeared in one of the city's courts on Friday, where prosecutor John Gibb-Carsley asked the judge to deny her application for bail.He said that the dau...
Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

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Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, is facing fraud charges relating to alleged breaking of US sanctions on Iran, a Canadian court has heard.Details of the charges were revealed when a publication ban was lifted by a judge in Vancouver. Ms Meng, daughter of Huawei's founder, was arrested in the city on Saturday and faces extradition to the US.The court is deciding whether or not to allow bail.China has demanded Ms Meng's release, insisting she has not violated any laws.What happened in court?On Friday, the Supreme Court of British Columbia was told that Ms Meng had used a Huawei subsidiary called Skycom to evade sanctions on Iran between 2009 and 2014.The court was told that she had publicly mi...
Huawei: Why has UK not blocked Chinese firm's 5G kit?

Huawei: Why has UK not blocked Chinese firm's 5G kit?

Technology
New Zealand government's move to prevent Huawei supplying a local mobile network with 5G equipment has raised questions about why the UK appears less concerned about use of the Chinese company's technology.A press release from Spark, the New Zealand company involved, said it had been deemed that the deployment posed "significant security risks" - a polite way of saying that Beijing might use the technology to spy on the country or disrupt its communications in a future dispute.The US and Australia had already closed the door on Huawei's involvement in their next-generation mobile networks.That means three members of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance have now acted against the Shenzhen-based company. And one other member, Canada, is carrying out a securi...
Huawei P20 Pro smartphone 'can see in the dark'

Huawei P20 Pro smartphone 'can see in the dark'

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceHuawei's latest smartphone can take photos in near-dark conditions without using its flash or a tripod.The P20 Pro takes exposures lasting up to six seconds to get enough light. It then uses artificial intelligence to deliver sharp images and avoid the blurring and smearing normally associated with employing this technique handheld.The Chinese company recently told the BBC it could soon become the world's bestselling smartphone brand.At present, it is in third place behind Samsung and Apple, with US telecom networks' refusal to sell its handsets proving an obstacle.Like Samsung's Galaxy S9-series phones - which recently went on sale - Huawei's pitch to consumers for the P20 Pro is largely based on its new camera capabilities.But while the South K...