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US to 'formally seek extradition of Huawei executive'

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The US has informed Canada that it plans to make a formal request to extradite Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on allegations of violating US sanctions against Iran, according to the Globe and Mail.

The report did not say when the request would be made. The deadline for filing is 30 January.

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Universities 'will have to look at investments'

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Oxford University is not the only UK educational institution to have accepted funding from Huawei.

It has worked with over 20 universities over the last five years. They include the University of Surrey which has accepted £5m from the Chinese telecoms equipment maker while Huawei has invested £1m into a lab at Cambridge University.

MP Tom Tugendhat says: "I'm sure that each of these universities will have to look very carefully at the investments that [China] is making."

China is appropriating Western technology, claims MP

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While Foreign Affairs Select Committee chair Tom Tugendhat stops short of singling out Huawei as a company that poses a threat to other nations, he tells the Today programme that he is talking about "state-backed Chinese firms that steal intellectual property".

"We have seen this with 'investments' in companies in the US, in France, in the UK," he claims.

"We have also seen it with joint ventures in China where companies that have gone, seeking to build and share technology in China have found out that the technology they thought they were going to share was, in fact, being appropriated."

Oxford University 'is right to be concerned'

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Oxford University has announced that it will suspend new donations and sponsorships from Huawei.

The Chinese telecoms group is facing accusations from the US and other countries that its equipment could be used for espionage.

Tom Tugendhat, chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee says that Oxford University is "is right to be concerned".

"This is something that we have seen from large Chinese state-backed companies around the world and this is a very real threat to many areas of UK and indeed international industry."

No rational reason to exclude us, says Huawei

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Responding to reports that Germany is considering banning telecoms equipment made by Huawei in its next generation its 5G network, the Chinese firm says: "Huawei sees no rational reason why it should be excluded from building 5G infrastructure in Germany, or indeed in any country in the world.

"We share the German Federal Government’s commitment to ensuring secure ICT [information and communications technology] infrastructure and we have made significant contributions to delivering this goal.

"We welcome the principle of standardisation and verification tabled by the German Government and our security laboratory, opened in Bonn in 2018, is designed to support this objective."

Germany considering ban on Huawei-reports

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Germany is considering ways to block Huawei from its next generation mobile phone network, according to media reports.

Berlin is exploring stricter security requirements which may prevent Huawei products being used in its 5G network, the reports said.

Many countries have pushed against the involvement of the Chinese technology firm in their 5G networks over security concerns.

The networks represent the next big wave of mobile infrastructure.