ZTE, Huawei executives sentenced in Algeria

July 4, 2012

According to a report on the CCTIME website that has since been removed but has been reposted on World-Story, two executives of ZTE and one of Huawei have been sentenced to ten years in prison for bribery that took place in 2003-06 and involved the Algerian telecom authority. The report says that an international arrest warrant has been issued against the three, indicating they were sentenced in absentia.

This is the first case I have come across of Chinese executives being actually sentenced for corruption by a “developing-country” court.