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Huawei's offices in France raided by financial prosecutors

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The offices of a Chinese tech giant were searched in France as part of a preliminary probe by the financial prosecutor’s office. The probe is looking into alleged “breach of probity,” involving acts of corruption, favoritism, and influence peddling. The company has confirmed that it is cooperating fully with the authorities. The raid took place on Tuesday, but no further details about the investigation have been provided. The tech giant has been operating in France for over 20 years and expressed confidence in the outcome of the investigation. In 2020, the company announced plans to build a factory in France, investing €200 million ($215 million) and creating 500 jobs to supply the European market with 5G equipment.