China’s industry ministry says Huawei indictments are ‘unfair, immoral’

A member of a private security firm escorts a visitor into the home of Huawei's financial chief Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 28, 2019. (REUTERS)
Updated 29 January 2019
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China’s industry ministry says Huawei indictments are ‘unfair, immoral’

  • The US Justice Department charged Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Monday with conspiring to violate US sanctions on Iran by doing business with Tehran

BEIJING: The US government’s indictments against Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. are unfair and immoral, a spokesman for China’s industry and information technology ministry said on Tuesday.
The US Justice Department charged Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Monday with conspiring to violate US sanctions on Iran by doing business with Tehran through a subsidiary it tried to hide.
Separately, it said Huawei also stole robotic technology from carrier T-Mobile US Inc.
Wen Ku, a senior information and communications officer at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, or MIIT, told a news conference in Beijing the indictments were “unfair and immoral.”


Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

Updated 25 April 2019
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Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

  • Biden joins an already crowded list of presidential candidates running from the Democratic party
  • He served eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president

WASHINGTON: Former US Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday he is entering the 2020 White House race, joining an already crowded list of candidates running on the Democratic Party platform.
In a tweet accompanied by a three-and-a-half minute video, Biden said he couldn’t stand idly by while US President Donald Trump “fundamentally altered the character of this nation.”
“The core values of this nation... our standing in the world... our very democracy... everything that has made America — America — is at stake,” he wrote in the post.
“That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.”
Even before his official announcement, Biden, who served eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president, led most surveys of Democratic voters.
The RealClearPolitics poll aggregate puts him as favorite with 29.3 percent support, followed by independent Senator Bernie Sanders at 23 percent.