Huawei denies new allegations of technology theft

Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Tuesday denied accusations reported in the Wall Street Journal that it stole technology from a Portuguese inventor, accusing him of taking advantage of the current geopolitical situation.

The US Department of Justice is looking into the claim, potentially adding to existing criminal cases against Huawei, the WSJ reported last week.

Huawei � considered the world leader in superfast 5G equipment and the world's number two smartphone producer � was swept into a deepening trade war in recent months between Beijing and Washington, which has seen punitive tariffs slapped on hundreds of billions worth of dollars of two-way trade.

The latest controversy involves Portuguese inventor Rui Pedro Oliveira who claims Huawei had a meeting with him and then essentially ripped off one of his designs in order to produce the Huawei EnVizion 360 panoramic camera.

Source: VOV5