US files charges against China's Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou

 Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (L), Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FBI Director Christopher Wray Image copyright

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The US announced charges against Huawei, several of its subsidiaries, and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou

The US Justice Department has filed a host of criminal charges against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou.

Among the charges are accusations of bank and wire fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology from US company T Mobile. Ms Meng was arrested in Canada last month for allegedly evading sanctions on Iran.

The case has bad relations between China, Canada and the US.

Both Ms Meng and Huawei deny the allegations .

The indictment of all Huawei misled the US and a global bank about its relationship with subsidiaries to conduct business with Iran.

A second case allegedly the company stole technology from T mobile used to test smart phone durability.

Wilbur Ross, US commerce secretary stated that the Huawei charges were "wholly separate" from ongoing trade negotiations with China.

Top Chinese officials are due in Washington this week to discuss ending a trade war between the two countries.

These US charges come the day after Canada fired his ambassador to China, days after he publicly said the US extradition request for Ms Meng was flawed.

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