China urges U.S. to withdraw extradition request for Meng Wanzhou

China’s foreign ministry has called on Washington to “stop the unreasonable crackdown” on Huawei, saying it should withdraw its request for Canada to extradite a Huawei executive to face charges of lying to banks about possible dealings with Iran.

The U.S. Department of Justice unveiled a 13-count indictment on Monday in New York charging Huawei, two of its affiliates and Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at the company.

The charges include bank fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. A separate case filed in Washington state charges Huawei with stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile.

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