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Huawei more wronged than doing wrong

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It’s hard not to feel some sympathy for Huawei and its No 2, Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, who has been arrested in Vancouver and is now fighting extradition to the United States. The more you read about the case, the more it looks like the company is being wronged than doing wrongs.

First, there is its identification with another mainland telecoms firm ZTE in the minds of many anti-China hawks in Washington. US Republican Senator Marco Rubio has claimed that ZTE and Huawei are “two sides of the same coin”. If so, ZTE has been the perfect Judas.

It has been widely reported that the Justice Department started investigating Huawei after ZTE ratted out its Chinese telecoms cousin. ZTE was, at the time, being targeted by the US government for breaching American sanctions against North Korea and Iran. It’s not clear........

© South China Morning Post