The investigation is linked to an earlier civil lawsuit against Huawei in which the company, the world's second largest manufacturer of mobile phones, was found guilty of stealing T-Mobile's smartphone technology. At issue was a robotics technology that T-Mobile used to test for quality control issues in smartphones.
In 2012, congressional committees and other USA government entities criticized Huawei's "pattern of disregard for the intellectual property rights of other entities and companies in the U.S".
Huawei contended in a filing that, despite admitted wrongdoing on the part of employees, the actions did not constitute trade theft because the technology, a robotic device dubbed "tappy", was no secret.
"Chinese telecommunications firms like Huawei represent a growing threat to American national security", said Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) in a statement announcing the new legislation.
A group of bipartisan senators on Wednesday introduced a bill prohibiting the export of US-produced parts and components to telecommunication companies in China that have violated USA sanctions, Congressman Mike Gallaher's press office said in a release.
"We will continue to speak every day with our allies about this situation", she told reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet retreat in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Charges against Huawei would further escalate trade tensions between the U.S. and China. He also praised Trump for helping business by cutting taxes, and called Huawei "only a sesame seed" in the wider U.S. T-Mobile had sued Huawei for this back in 2014 and won the case in 2017, forcing Huawei to pay $4.8m.
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, in a rare public appearance this week, said his company had never received a request from a government to transmit information in violation of any regulations.
She also blasted USA legislators for proposals to block sales of American components to Chinese telecom companies, saying it amounted to "hysteria".
Huawei said in a statement the company and T-Mobile settled their disputes in 2017 following a US jury verdict that found "neither damage, unjust enrichment nor willful and malicious conduct by Huawei in T-Mobile's trade secret claim". Meng was arrested in Canada on December 1 and released on bail four weeks ago awaiting extradition hearings to the U.S. She is living under restrictions in her million-dollar Vancouver home.
Princess Charlotte’s face ‘spotted’ in Meghan Markle’s KNEE
The Duchess of Sussex has met staff at the animal welfare charity she now supports as patron today when the knee shot was taken. Today marked her first official as patron to the charity, but she has been visiting them privately since autumn past year .
Man Utd legend Neville: Solskjaer out-thought Tottenham boss Pochettino
It extended Solskjaer's winning start to a club record sixth successive match in all competitions, but the main subject of conversation afterwards was De Gea.
Dan Evans takes confidence from Roger Federer match at Australian Open
The All England Club refused to give him a wildcard for last year's tournament "on principle" after his drugs misdemeanour. If he's able to come back and play tennis, if that's what he wants to do, then I'm sure he'll give it everything he can.