DOJ CHARGES CHINESE TECH GIANT WITH FRAUD: China's government is calling on Washington to "stop the unreasonable crackdown" on Huawei after the Justice Department on Monday charged the tech giant with 13 felonies, including fraud ... The 13-count indictment against Huawei, the world’s biggest supplier of network gear used by phone and internet companies, was unsealed Monday in New York. It charged Huawei, two of its affiliates and a top executive at the company, Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada last month and is facing extradition to the U.S. A formal extradition request is expected to be filed by Tuesday, according to acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
The charges include bank fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. A separate case filed in Washington state charges Huawei with stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile. The indictments come as as trade talks between China and the U.S. are scheduled for this week.