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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada

Meng Wanzhou, Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s CFO and daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Vancouver, Canada on 1 December.

Dec 6, 2018 by The Passage Team
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada

Meng Wanzhou, Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s CFO and daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Vancouver, Canada on 1 December. Meng is facing extradition to the US, said Canada’s Department of Justice on 5 December. The grounds for arrest is still unclear. Her bail hearing is set for Friday.

Huawei, in a statement, confirmed Meng’s arrest but said the company has little information on charges slapped against her. Huawei also claimed it’s “not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng.”

The Chinese embassy in Canada said in a statement: "The Chinese side firmly opposes and strongly protests over such kind of actions which seriously harmed the human rights of the victim.

"The Chinese side has lodged stern representations with the US and Canadian side, and urged them to immediately correct the wrongdoing and restore the personal freedom of Ms Meng Wanzhou."

The arrest came just days after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to a truce on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina after the trade war between two countries reached a flash point.

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