ファーウエイの財務部長がカナダで拘束、米国に送致 イラン絡み: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年12月08日

ファーウエイの財務部長がカナダで拘束、米国に送致 イラン絡み

中国は怒るでしょう。2018/12/6の米国株式は大幅下落です。日本も追随です。どんなセキュリティ面の問題があるんでしょう。教えてほしい。

ロイター 2018年12月7日 / 10:40 / 13時間前更新
日本の政府調達からファーウェイとZTEを排除へ=関係筋
[東京 7日 ロイター] - 政府は、中央省庁などが使用する製品・サービスなどから、中国の華為技術(ファーウェイ)[HWT.UL]と中興通訊(ZTE)(000063.SZ)(0763.HK)の製品を事実上排除する見通しだ。
複数の関係筋が明らかにした。
政府調達のセキュリティー審査基準を厳しくする。2社を名指しはしないものの、安全保障上の脅威がある場合は、政府調達で制限できる仕組みを2社に適用する。
ファーウェイはソフトバンク(9434.T)などの通信ネットワーク構築にも関わっているが、今回の締め出しは民間企業による調達は対象外となる。
ある政府関係者は「政府はセキュリティー上懸念があるものは買わないが、民間企業の調達を制限するのは難しい」と語った。
ファーウェイとZTEをめぐっては、米国が政府機関やその取引企業で両社の製品を使うことを禁止しているほか、オーストラリアも両社を第5世代(5G)携帯電話サービスのネットワーク構築から締め出した。ニュージーランドもファーウェイ製品について同様の措置を講じている。
英通信大手BT(BT.L)は5日、5Gだけでなく、既存の3Gと4Gの基幹ネットワークからもファーウェイ製品を排除すると表明するなど、締め出す動きが拡大している。

RT2018/812/6
Huawei finance chief arrested in Canada, faces extradition to US over Iran sanctions – report
Canadian law enforcers have arrested a top executive at Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei, heeding a request from the US. She is reportedly sought by the US for breaking trade embargo with Iran.

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer and board deputy chair, has been confirmed by the Canadian authorities. She is the daughter of the company’s founder, Ren Zhengfei.

The woman was apprehended on Saturday and is awaiting the bail hearing scheduled for Friday, Canada’s Department of Justice spokesman Ian McLeod told The Globe and Mail.

He refused to provide any details on the circumstances of the Chinese executive’s arrest, saying that she was “sought for extradition by the United States.”

Mcleod refused to elaborate on the charges that Meng might face in the US citing a publication ban, requested by Meng herself.

The Wall Street Journal reported back in April, that the US authorities have been probing the Chinese telecommunication giant since at least 2016 for allegedly circumventing Iranian sanctions and supplying US-origin products to the Islamic Republic.

The US Justice, Commerce and Treasury departments have so far refused to divulge any information on the reported criminal investigation into Huawei, or even confirm its existence. According to the WSJ, the company was served subpoenas by the Commerce Department and the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control as part of the investigation.

The Chinese company has likewise refrained from commenting on its legal woes in the US, that can further deteriorate its standing on western markets.

The news of Meng’s arrest follows a recent report by the WSJ that the US government has embarked on a mission to discourage its allies from using Huawei’s equipment which it considers a security risk. Washington reportedly offered its partners in Europe and Asia subsidies to buy non-Chinese equipment so they ditch Huawei or any other Chinese firm, such as ZTE.

The US’ crackdown on the Chinese firm, which is the world’s leading telecommunication equipment supplier, was exacerbated by the looming introduction of 5G wireless networks. Washington reportedly fears that the Chinese government might use Huawei’s technical edge to spy on and disrupt communications.

Washington's strategy seems to be paying off, with New Zealand blocking its top telecommunications firm from using Huawei equipment for its 5G network citing “significant national security risks.”

Australia banned Huawei from its 5G network over the summer, with the country’s spy chief voicing similar concerns over foreign entities hijacking the networks critical for healthcare, energy and other systems.

Huawei denies it is controlled by Beijing, and is accusing the US of unfair competition.

China has decried the arrest of Meng, urging the US and Canada to “immediately correct the wrongdoing and restore the personal freedom” of the Huawei executive.

The Chinese embassy in Canada issued a statement, saying that Bejiing “stongly protests over such kind of actions” as they “seriously harmed the human rights of the victim.” The embassy says the arrest was unwarranted since Meng was “not violating any American or Canadian law.”

RT2018/12/6
‘Clarify and release immediately’, Beijing demands after Canada detains Huawei CFO on US request
Furious Beijing has demanded explanations from Ottawa and Washington after a senior officer of the Chinese telecom giant was detained in Canada on a request from the US. China urges her immediate release.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said neither Canada nor the US has so far responded to Beijing’s concerns. “We have made solemn representations to Canada and the US, demanding that both parties immediately clarify the reasons for the detention, and immediately release the detainee to protect the person's legal rights.”

The Chinese Embassy in Canada earlier issued a statement, saying that Beijing “strongly protests over such kind of actions” as they “seriously harmed the human rights of the victim.” The embassy says the arrest was unwarranted since Meng was “not violating any American or Canadian law.”

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, was detained by Canadian law enforcement on Saturday and faces extradition to the US.

The US reportedly wants her on charges of dealing with Iran in violation of US sanctions. Huawei separately faces opposition from the US intelligence community, where some officials see it as a threat to national security and seek to undermine its access to the American market.

Meng is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei and deputy chair of the company’s board. She was detained in Vancouver and is to stand before a bail hearing on Friday, according to the Canadian authorities.

The company denied any wrongdoing after news of the detention broke on Wednesday and said it was provided with “very little information” about the charges against Meng.

The arrest comes just as China and the US appear to have called a truce in their tariff war.
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