Huawei CFO Arrested in Canada at Request of US

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Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on Saturday, 1 December at the request of the U.S. The arrest of the Chinese telecom firm’s executive looks to be part of a US probe into the alleged violation of sanctions imposed on Iran.

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Arrest Kept Secret

Canada confirmed the arrest of Ms. Meng happened in Vancouver on Saturday and that she is sought for extradition by the U.S. The Canadian Justice Department also said that a bail hearing had been set for Friday(via BBC). Huawei is being investigated in the U.S. about the possible breaching of sanction levelled against Iran.

Ms. Meng had asked for a ban on publishing the details of her arrest. Her firm said it was “not aware of any wrongdoing”.

China Responds to Arrest

Ms. Meng is the daughter of the Chinese telecom group’s founder, Ren Zhengfei. This gives her significant status in her home country. Indeed, China has called for the Huawei executive to be released. It has even claimed it could be a rights issue. The incident happened whilst U.S. President Donald Trump is preparing for major trade talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

One thought on “Huawei CFO Arrested in Canada at Request of US

  • What right does the U.S. have to have anybody arrested outside our country who had never done anything illegal? This is why the world is laughing at our disgusting country. The U.S. is the dumb-ass country that walked away from the Iran deal and now we are arresting people just because we don’t like who they sell to? B.S. Then might as well arrest every exec who sells to CHINA and RUSSIA (while they hold the Ukraine hostage) and anywhere else. Funny nobody in the U.S. can stand up to China, for many reasons – and don’t believe the “intellectual property” thievery bull because that has ZERO to do with why we DON’T mess with China. But, like little chickensh*ts the U.S. tries to have Canada arrest a female exec because why????? Absolutely disgraceful.

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