Huawei CFO 'Meng Wanzhou' Arrested In Canada For Extradition To U.S.
Canada has arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei, has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States. Details of the arrest have not been released but rather the US has been examining Huawei over conceivable infringement of sanctions against Iran.
China's government office in Canada challenged at the arrest and requested her release. Huawei said it had little data about the charges and was "not mindful of any bad behavior by Ms. Meng".
Huawei was established by Ren Zhengfei, a previous individual from China's People's Liberation Army, and has been reliably met with doubt in the West. Its gear is restricted in the US and Australia and in the UK it is thoroughly tried by the Government at a watched office.
Ms. Meng is one of Huawei's best administrators and its appointee director, and additionally Mr. Ren's girl.
Beijing on Wednesday challenged the arrest of the Chinese national and encouraged her quick release.
"The company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng," the spokesperson said. "The company believes the Canadian and US legal systems will ultimately reach a just conclusion. Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including applicable export control and sanction laws and regulations of the UN, US, and EU."
"The Chinese side has made clear our solemn positions to the United States and Canada, and asked them to clarify the reason of the detention and to release the detainee immediately, and to earnestly safeguard the legal and legitimate rights and interests of the person involved," foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told reporters.
Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, said Americans are "grateful" to Canadian authorities for arresting Meng.
"Sometimes Chinese aggression is explicitly state-sponsored and sometimes it's laundered through many of Beijing's so-called 'private' sector entities that are in bed with Xi's communist party," he said.