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Huawei is yet to comment on the charges. It said Beijing will defend the "lawful rights and interests of Chinese companies" but gave no details. In an attempt to make their own version of the robot before they were even shipped to T-Mobile, Huawei engineers surreptitiously took photos of "Tappy", took measurements of its parts, and even stole a piece of it for technicians in China to reverse engineer it.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker confirmed during a press conference Monday that the Justice Department will file extradition documentation for Meng from Canada by a January 30 deadline.

Officials of the administration of President Donald Trump say the Huawei case and the trade negotiations are separate issues.

"I have no idea whether we're looking at months or years", he said.

The indictments intensify the spotlight on Huawei, which has come to symbolize China's economic rise and challenge to the United States' status as the world's top superpower.

In addition to fraud charges linked to Iran sanctions violations against Meng and the company, two Huawei affiliates were charged with stealing robot technology from T-Mobile.

Both companies labelled the situation "extremely disappointing".

The almost two dozen charges unsealed Monday by the Justice Department accuse Huawei of trying to spirit a robot arm and other technology out of a T-Mobile smartphone testing lab.

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They say Meng "repeatedly lied" to bankers and that Huawei obstructed justice by destroying evidence and putting witnesses beyond the reach of United States law enforcement.

On Dec 11, Mr Ehrcke approved Meng's release on C$10 million (S$10.2 million) bail, and she has since stayed at a family residence in Vancouver. "We urge Canada to take China's solemn position seriously, immediately release Ms. Meng Wanzhou and ensure her lawful and legitimate rights and interests, and stop risking its own interests for the benefits of the U.S.", the statement said.

The indictment also mentions that Huawei's founder - Ren Zhengfei, a former People's Liberation Army engineer identified only as "Individual-1" in the court documents - had "falsely stated" that the company had "not dealt directly with any Iranian company" in an interview with Federal Bureau of Investigation in July 2007. "Today should serve as a warning that we will not tolerate businesses that viol‌ate our laws, obstruct justice or jeopardize national and economic well-being".

In December, the Huawei CFO, as a result of a U.S. allegation that she. with " if Meng was not released immediately.

Meng's arrest has touched off a political furor marked by days of angry anti-Canada rhetoric from China's foreign ministry, culminating Sunday in the firing of John McCallum as Canada's ambassador to China.

The Canadian's arrest comes against a backdrop of a deepening diplomatic crisis between Canada and China.

Meng, 46, was arrested in Vancouver on December 1 at the request of USA authorities and later released on $10 million Canadian dollars (U.S.$7.5 million) bail.

According to prosecutors, the offenses by Huawei took place from 2012 to 2014, and in July 2013, the company sent out an internal email that "was offering bonuses to employees who succeeded in stealing confidential information from other companies".


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