After weeks of uncertainty, the US Department of Justice has finally filed charges against Huawei and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.

The indictments concern two separate cases.

The first alleges that Huawei and Meng actively misled US authorities and an unnamed financial institution regarding the relationship between two subsidiaries—Huawei Device USA and Skycom Tech—in an effort to evade US sanctions and conduct business with Iran. The indictment comes with an official request from the US to Canada for the extradition of Meng, who is currently under house arrest at her Vancouver home after being apprehended while transiting there on Dec. 1.

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Elliott Zaagman

Elliott Zaagman is a contributor to TechNode. He is also a corporate trainer, executive coach, and writer who splits his time between Bangkok and Beijing. He focuses on Chinese companies and how they relate...