A lawyer for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou argued on Monday that “double criminality” was at the centre of a trial to decide whether she can be extradited to the United States, a case that has strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing.
China’s Huawei said it was confident Britain would assess the evidence in deciding whether its equipment should be deployed in 5G networks after the United States said it would be “madness” to allow use of the technology.
US government officials presented the British government with new evidence on about the risks of including Huawei equipment in future 5G mobile networks
A delegation of US officials will arrive in Britain on Monday to try to persuade Britain not to use Huawei equipment in the upgrade of its telecoms network, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday.
A US judge on Tuesday disqualified James Cole, a Washington lawyer for China’s Huawei, from defending the telecommunications equipment maker against charges of bank fraud and sanctions violations.