Liu ‘Willow’ Yang admitted to helping ship more than US$870,000 worth of US electronics to Iran over a six-year period. Photo: Handout

Chinese woman’s secret arrest in United States hints at wider sanctions probe

  • Two months before Canada arrested a top Huawei executive on alleged US sanctions violations, a Chinese national was detained in the Washington, DC on similar suspicions
  • But while Meng Wanzhou’s case received heavy media attention, the US kept the detention of Liu ‘Willow’ Yang under wraps
Topic |   United States

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Liu ‘Willow’ Yang admitted to helping ship more than US$870,000 worth of US electronics to Iran over a six-year period. Photo: Handout
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A Huawei logo at the Shanghai auto show in April. Photo: Reuters

US says Huawei lawyer James Cole’s work at Justice Department poses ‘conflict of interest’

  • Prosecutors concerned he could use ‘confidential factual information’ obtained in earlier role to advance Chinese firm’s defence strategy
  • Cole served as deputy attorney general, the department’s No 2 official, between 2011 and 2015
Topic |   Huawei

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A Huawei logo at the Shanghai auto show in April. Photo: Reuters
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