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Huawei CFO’s lawyer says she’s a ‘hostage’ as US presses charges

Huawei’s CFO “should not be a hostage” in Sino-US relations, her lawyer said on Tuesday, after the United States announced criminal charges against her and the Chinese firm just days before crunch trade talks with Beijing. The Justice Department charged Huawei Technologies and its chief financial officer with conspiring to violate US sanctions on Iran by doing business through a subsidiary it tried to hide. In a separate case, the Justice Department charged the telecommunications equipment maker with stealing robotic technology from T-Mobile. Huawei has said the companies settled their dispute in 2017. CFO Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1, a move that was followed by China’ ...