Huawei is Reportedly Being Investigated in The US for Stealing Trade Secrets

By Nitish Singh / January 17, 2019

Huawei has been at the center of controversy in the US for conducting espionage activity for the Chinese government and the company faces yet more allegations. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Huawei is currently being investigated by Federal prosecutors in the US.

In 2014, T-Mobile had filed a lawsuit against Huawei accusing the Chinese company of stealing designs of its cellphone testing robot 'Tappy'. T-Mobile had won the case and the Federal prosecutors in the US are trying to identify other incidents that Huawei may have been involved in with regards to stealing trade secrets from other companies.

Huawei’s CFO is currently facing extradition on charges that she ran a fraudulent scheme in Iran and also evaded transactions in this Middle Eastern country. The arrest of the CFO had caused a lot of backlash in China and the ban on various Chinese products in the US led to the currently tense US-China relationships.

Ren Zhengfei, who is the founder and president of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd made a public appearance stating: “No law requires any company in China to install mandatory back-doors. I personally would never harm the interest of my customers and me, and my company would not answer such requests.

So far, there has been no evidence presented against Huawei but the ongoing investigation by the feds may change that. Other countries in Europe are also investigating the Chinese company and it remains to be seen if Huawei can prove its innocence but so far, all attempts have failed. So far the situation is in a deadlock and there will be no clear verdict until proof is presented against the espionage allegations.

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