Canada says requirements for Huawei CFO’s extradition to U.S. met, documents show

(Reuters) – Canada’s attorney general says the requirements for extraditing Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States on charges of bank fraud have been met, documents submitted in a British Columbia court show.

FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier/File Photo

Meng, 48, was arrested in December, 2018, on a warrant from the United States, which alleges that she misled the bank HSBC (HSBA.L) about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran.

Meng has been on house arrest in Vancouver since then, fighting extradition, and has said she is innocent. Her case has caused a diplomatic row between Canada and China, which has demanded that Meng be released. China detained two Canadians after Meng’s arrest.

The documents, which were filed last week and released to media on

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Huawei asks Germany not to shut it out of building 5G networks: Der Spiegel

FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 6, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

BERLIN (Reuters) – Huawei’s top manager in Germany has appealed to the government not to shut it out of building 5G mobile networks, Der Spiegel said on Friday, after Britain decided to purge the Chinese firm’s equipment from its network on security grounds.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has put off a decision on tougher certification rules until after the summer break, amid pressure from some lawmakers who sympathise with U.S. calls to ban Huawei outright.

“The government’s approach of setting the same, tough security criteria for all is the right way to ensure networks are secure,” Huawei’s representative in Germany, David Wang, told the weekly news magazine.

Germany’s three mobile operators are all customers of Huawei, which has had a presence in the country for 15 years. None have

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Huawei, Apple gain bigger share of shrinking China smartphone market

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] and Apple (AAPL.O) both increased their share of the China smartphone market in the second quarter of 2020, bucking a broader trend as the overall market for handsets continued to contract.

People wearing protective face masks walk next to a Huawei advertisement and an Apple store in Shanghai following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Huawei shipped 40.2 million devices in China in the second quarter, 8% more than a year earlier, to increase its share of the market to a dominant 44%.

Apple saw substantial year on year growth of 35%, selling 7.7 million units, though its sales made up only 8.5% of the total market.

Overall smartphone shipments in China totalled 97.6 million units, a 7% decrease from the year prior.

The contraction suggests that despite China’s economic resumption

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Exclusive: Portugal telcos won’t use Huawei for core 5G networks though no government ban

LISBON (Reuters) – The three companies who dominate Portugal’s mobile phone market said they would not use Huawei [HWT.UL] technology in their core 5G networks despite the government not banning the Chinese group from supplying critical infrastructure.

A woman wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak uses a mobile phone outside a Huawei store with a 5G sign in Beijing, China July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

NOS (NOS.LS), Vodafone (VOD.L) and Altice (ATCA.AS) – which together serve nearly 100% of Portugal’s mobile customers – all said they had decided not to use Huawei kit in the core systems of their 5G networks, which covers servers, gateways and routers that forward traffic to the antennas.

The question of whether or not to use Huawei for next-generation mobile networks has become a major issue in Europe amid intense diplomatic pressure from the United

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