Huawei legal action escalates US-China trade war

The US has accused China’s Huawei and its chief financial officer of stealing American technology and breaking US sanctions against Iran, in a criminal indictment that sharply escalates the two countries’ technological rivalry.

Matthew Whitaker, acting attorney-general, announced the action against the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker on Monday as China’s trade negotiators, led by Vice-Premier Liu He, arrived in Washington for talks scheduled to open on Wednesday.

Chinese citizens are outraged on the recent development and have been quite vocal on social media platforms like Weibo.