Here’s everything you need to know about Huawei, the Chinese tech giant whose founder’s daughter was arrested and could spark an all-out trade war

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  • Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, is making headlines after one of its top executives, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada at the request of the US this week.
  • Huawei is the second-largest smartphone maker in the world, behind only Samsung. 
  • Meng was reportedly arrested on suspicion of violating US trade law by exporting products from the US to sanctioned countries like Iran.
  • The arrest could have bigger implications for Huawei, whose practices have been the subject of a yearslong federal investigation, as well as for the escalating trade war between US and China.
  • Here’s what you need to know about Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, and the events leading up to this incident.

Authorities in Canada have arrested the chief financial officer of the Chinese company Huawei, reportedly on suspicion of violating US trade sanctions on Iran. 

For Americans, Huawei may not be a familiar name. But the tech giant is actually the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, behind only Samsung, after recently pulling ahead of Apple. 

This incident threatens to have major implications on the relationship between the US and China,

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