Canada arrests Huawei CFO on request of USA authorities

Canada arrests Huawei CFO on request of USA authorities

Brock University professor Charles Burton, a former Canadian diplomat who had served two postings in China, said Beijing was convinced the US administration had pressured Canada to go ahead with the arrest.

Wanzhou Meng, who is also the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, is facing extradition orders to the USA on suspicion of violating trade sanctions against Iran.

"While there was a brief moment of optimism after the weekend U.S".

The timing is awkward following the announcement of a US-Chinese ceasefire in a tariff war over Beijing's technology policy.

The arrest coincided with a highly anticipated meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump in Buenos Aires that resulted in a 90-day trade war truce to allow for further talks to address Washington's concerns.

United States stocks tumbled in early trading on Thursday following a sell-off in overseas markets. -Chinese tensions that threaten global economic growth.

The broad-based S&P 500 also sank two percent to 2,646.13, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index shed 1.9 percent to 7,021.08.

The Chinese government said Meng had broken no United States or Canadian laws and demanded Canada "immediately correct the mistake" and release her.

The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa said her human rights were violated and demanded her immediate release.

Under former President Barack Obama, the US government pressured allies to limit their use of Huawei technology due to security concerns. Under Trump and his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, Washington has pressured European countries and other allies to limit their business with Huawei, alleging the company's technology aids China's spy operations. But American officials also worry more broadly about Chinese plans for state-led industry development they worry might erode USA industrial leadership.

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Richard Kurland, a Vancouver-based immigration lawyer, said there was little chance Meng would be released from detention. He said targeting Huawei, one of its most successful companies, "will trigger anti-U.S. sentiment".

"You can play hardball with a small country but you can't do it with the US", he said.

The Australian government banned Huawei and ZTE from supplying 5G technology to Australia for similar reasons. The company was banned in August from working on Australia's fifth-generation network. Reuters reported in April that us authorities were investigating what has grown to be one of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers for the "alleged shipping of usa -origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of us export and sanctions laws". Washington has previously raised concerns about the Chinese conglomerate because of its links to Beijing's government. It appears that the arrest is likely in connection to an ongoing USA investigation into Huawei allegedly violating worldwide sanctions against Iran and North Korea.

The South China Morning Post said that Ms Meng has spoken to Huawei staff in a recent internal briefing on regulatory compliance.

In April, the sources told Reuters the U.S. Justice Department probe was being handled by the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn.

Details of the arrest have not been released but the United States has been investigating Huawei over possible violation of sanctions against Iran. "A fragile trade truce between China and the USA that was already foundering is now at greater risk of unraveling in relatively short order", Prasad said.

Meng is a prominent member of Chinese society as deputy chairman of the board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei.

Another version says Ms Meng changed her surname of her own accord when she was 16.

"However, I think friction and confrontation will be the main theme of the two countries for a long term", the person said on condition of anonymity because the topic is sensitive.

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