A new diplomatic spat has broken between China and the USA the USA's treatment China's technology giant Huawei. The USA has accused Huawei criminal wrongdoing. It has charged the company a litany of crimes, including bank fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and theft trade secrets. The director the FBI explained the charges a press conference. He told reporters: "The charges [disclosed] today are the result years of investigative work conducted the FBI and our law enforcement partners. [These] charges expose Huawei's brazen and persistent actions to exploit American companies and financial institutions and to threaten the free and fair global marketplace."
China is furious the USA's treatment of Huawei. It has accused the USA trying to "kill" Chinese businesses. A spokesman China's Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang, said a statement on Tuesday: "For some time now, the United States has deployed its state power to smear and crack on targeted Chinese companies an attempt to kill their normal and legal business operations." He added: "We strongly urge the US to stop its unreasonable crackdown Chinese companies, including Huawei, and treat Chinese companies objectively and fairly." He warned that: "China will firmly safeguard the legitimate and proper rights Chinese companies."