The United States is claiming that the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, covered up violations of sanctions on Iran, according to Canadian prosecutors.
…concerns that Huawei devices pose national security risks have hurt its ability to grow abroad.
The company has been repeatedly singled out by officials in the United States. US intelligence agencies have said American citizens shouldn’t use Huawei phones, and US government agencies are banned from buying the company’s equipment.
Huawei is a “bad actor,” White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told CNN on Friday.
Navarro admitted that is was “unusual” that Meng’s arrest came just as US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a trade truce in Argentina, but said the government’s actions are “legitimate.