A top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei was arrested. Here's how the incident could escalate Trump's trade war
- Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, is making headlines after one of its top executives, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada at the request of the U.S. this week.
- Huawei is the second-largest smartphone maker in the world, behind only Samsung.
- Meng was reportedly arrested on suspicion of violating U.S. trade law by exporting products from the U.S. to sanctioned countries like Iran.
- The arrest could have bigger implications for Huawei, whose practices have been the subject of a yearslong federal investigation, as well as for the escalating trade war between U.S. and China.
- Here's what you need to know about Huawei and Meng Wanzhou, and the events leading up to this incident.
Authorities in Canada have arrested the chief financial officer of the Chinese company Huawei, reportedly on suspicion of violating U.S. trade sanctions on Iran.
For Americans, Huawei may not be a familiar name. But the tech giant is actually the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, behind only Samsung, after recently pulling ahead of Apple.This incident threatens to have major implications on the relationship between U.S. and China, which has already ordered Canada to "immediately release" Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
Here's what you need to know about Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, and how this arrest could escalate the U.S. trade war with China.