Chinese spies allegedly tried to obstruct Huawei investigation

The Huawei logo imposed on a red and black background.
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The Justice Department has announced charges against two Chinese intelligence officers, accusing them of attempting to obstruct a US investigation into the telecommunications giant Huawei.

In charging documents made public on Monday, defendants Guochum He and Zheng Wang were accused of working on behalf of the Chinese government to obtain confidential information and trial evidence related to a Justice Department investigation into Huawei. US law enforcement officials declined to name the company, but both CNN and The Wall Street Journal reported that the case concerns Huawei, which is the subject of an ongoing trade secrets prosecution.

“This case exposes the interconnection between PRC intelligence officers & Chinese companies, and it…

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Author: Makena Kelly