December 05, 2018

Van Hollen Statement on Huawei CFO Arrest

Today U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement on reports that Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has been arrested in Canada at the request of the U.S. government and faces extradition to the United States:

“Huawei and ZTE are two sides of the same coin – Chinese telecommunications companies that represent a fundamental risk to American national security. While the Commerce Department focused its attention on ZTE, this news highlights that Huawei is also violating U.S. law. At a bare minimum, we must hold both companies to the same standard. More importantly, we need a comprehensive plan to hold the Chinese and their state-sponsored entities accountable for gross violations of the law and threats to our security.”