China’s Huawei finance chief arrested in Canada, faces extradition to US

So Much for Trump Wanting to Improve Trade Relations with China

Excerpted from Deutsche Welle 12.6.2018

The chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Vancouver on December 1 and faces extradition to the United States, Canada’s Department of Justice said on Wednesday.

Meng’s arrest is related to alleged violations of US sanctions, according to Reuters news agency. A bail hearing for her extradition is set for Friday.

Huawei issued a statement saying Meng, also the company’s deputy chairman and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was detained while changing flights in Canada, in order to face “unspecified charges” in New York. The tech company said it complies with all laws and rules where it operates.

The company also said it was “not aware of any wrongdoing” by Meng.

 

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