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China Can’t Be Trusted With Huawei Documents, U.S. Argues

  • Prosecutors warn Beijing may misuse documents to harm case
  • Networking equipment maker seeks to share over 21,000 pages
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U.S. lawyers prosecuting Huawei Technologies Co. for alleged Iran sanctions violations said the company shouldn’t be allowed to share more than 21,000 pages of “sensitive” evidence in the People’s Republic of China because it could be “misused.”

Prosecutors have classified the documents as “sensitive discovery material” that can’t be shown to anyone beyond a group of U.S. defense lawyers and argue the material must remain in the country. China “has shown a willingness to take actions that appear designed to defend Huawei from allegations in this case,” according to prosecutors in the office of U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue in Brooklyn, New York.