Huawei Top Woman Arrested For Research
Huawei Top woman Arrested for Research into Chinese Espionage. The arrest of Huawei’s top woman Meng Wanzhou would be based on research into Chinese espionage instead of breaking Iran’s sanctions.
The shift to fraud charges would have a better chance of success than a national security case, according to the reports by former prosecutors.
Meng was arrested in Canada earlier in December at the request of the United States.
The top woman, financial director of the Chinese company and daughter of the founder,
was released on bail on Wednesday.
The investigation into Huawei by the US in 2010 would have been started under the then President Barack Obama.
The country is convinced that the smartphone maker and manufacturer of telecom equipment,
is an extension of the Chinese government and is used in that capacity to spy in the West.
Charging Huawei or its staff for espionage would be critical,
as it would require sources of sensitive material to come out.
The public prosecutors would, therefore, have come to sue Huawei for circumventing penalties against Iran.
The arrest of Meng has further tightened the tensions between the United States and China.