Feds Pursuing Criminal Probe of Huawei for Trade Secret Theft


Huawei PR man Ed Brewster had not responded to El Reg's request for comment by the time of writing.

Huawei has been inundated with one bad news story after another for the last seven weeks, including two high profile arrests, a federal criminal investigation, a potential executive order banning the sale of its products in the USA and a bill in Congress that would block us companies from selling chips or components to Huawei.

Until now, Germany has said it would not implement a ban on Huawei's equipment supplies to its 5G networks.

"Chinese telecommunications firms like Huawei represent a growing threat to American national security", said Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) in a statement announcing the new legislation.

A bipartisan group of United States lawmakers on Wednesday introduced bills that would ban the sale of USA chips or other components to Huawei Technologies Co (華為), ZTE Corp (中興通訊) and other Chinese telecommunications companies that breach U.S. sanctions or export control laws.

"It is understandable that Canada is a little anxious, but we hope it will avoid speaking freely without thinking because its reputation and image would be badly damaged by such behaviours", Hua said.

The Chinese envoy made the comments in his first media event since the RCMP arrested Meng in Vancouver on December 1 at the request of the United States, plunging Canada-China relations to a new low.

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Canada has said little about the review into 5G technology.

But SaskTel, which first entered into contracts with the company in 2010 with a $27.9-million deal, said Tuesday it has found "no findings" of anything malicious related to Huawei and that it is not in favour of ending its relationship with the company, citing the cost of doing so.

China detained two Canadians shortly after her arrest in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release her.

The Chinese government retaliated against the arrest by detaining Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, about a month ago, claiming he's a national security risk.

"This is an issue that not only concerns Canada but a much broader global community", Freeland said.

Huawei, the second-largest global smartphone maker and biggest producer of telecommunications equipment, has for years been under scrutiny in the U.S. over purported links to the Chinese government.

Huawei is facing heightened scrutiny as phone carriers prepare to roll out fifth-generation technology in which the company is a leading competitor.

The BBC understands the university is concerned about any potential government restrictions on the telecoms giant in the future.