PressTV-China says US indictment of Huawei political

China says the United States’ legal measures against Chinese electronics giant Huawei are prompted by “political manipulations,” following a move by Washington to formally indict the chief financial officer of the company.

“For some time, the US has used state power to discredit and crack down on specific Chinese companies in an attempt to strangle the enterprises’ legitimate and legal operations,” the Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday in a statement released by spokesman Geng Shuang.

“There are strong political motivations and political manipulations behind the actions,” Geng said.

The development came after the US Justice Department declared 13 counts of indictments against Huawei Technologies, its Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou — who is currently out of custody on bail in Canada while awaiting an extradition hearing — and two affiliates that Washington accuses of having violated US sanctions against…

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