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Huawei arrest: China demands Canada free Meng Wanzhou

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou is the daughter of the company’s founder China has demanded that Canada release the arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou or face consequences. Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng had summoned the Canadian ambassador and lodged a “strong protest”, a statement said. The ministry described Ms Meng’s arrest as “extremely nasty”. Ms Meng, Huawei’s chief financial officer and daughter of the firm’s founder, is accused of breaking US sanctions on Iran. She was held in Vancouver last Saturday and faces extradition to the US, where…

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U.S. court issued Huawei CFO arrest warrant in August

FILE PHOTO – Visitors walk past Huawei’s booth during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo (Reuters) – A New York court issued an arrest warrant for Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on Aug. 22, asking she be detained to stand trial to face U.S. charges, according to documents released during her bail hearing in Canada on Friday. The documents said the United States learned on Nov. 29 that Meng was stopping over in Vancouver on her way to a third country believed…

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White House adviser: U.S.-China trade talks, Huawei arrest are separate

White House trade advisor Peter Navarro looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion about trade in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S. June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Friday said that the U.S. -China trade truce and the recent arrest of a top Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive “are two separate events,” calling the timing of events a coincidence. Navarro, in an interview on CNN, also said if the United States and China could not come to an agreement…

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Huawei CFO to appear in Canada court as Chinese media slam arrest

VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) – A top executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd who is under arrest in Canada is set to appear in a Vancouver court on Friday for a bail hearing as she awaits possible extradition to the United States. Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, 46, who is also the daughter of the company founder, was arrested on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States. The arrest, revealed by Canadian authorities late on Wednesday, was part of a U.S. investigation into an alleged scheme to use the global…

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Chinese state media says U.S. trying to ‘stifle’ Huawei with arrest

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States is trying to “stifle” Chinese technology company Huawei and curb its global expansion with the arrest of a top executive, Chinese state media said on Friday. A woman walks by a Huawei logo at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, the 46-year-old daughter of the company’s founder, was detained in Canada on Dec. 1, the same day U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping dined together at the…

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Canada PM says government played no role in Huawei executive’s arrest

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said his government had no involvement in the arrest of a top executive from Chinese technology giant Huawei, who was detained at Vancouver airport. Trudeau said Ottawa had been given a few days’ advance notice about the plan to arrest Meng Wanzhou, who faces extradition to the United States. He declined to give further details, given that Meng faces a bail hearing on Friday. The news pummeled stock markets already nervous about increased tension between the United States and China…

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Canadian PM: no political interference in Huawei arrest decision

FILE PHOTO – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said his government had no involvement in the arrest of a top executive from Chinese technology giant Huawei, who was detained at Vancouver airport. Trudeau said Ottawa had been given a few days’ advance notice about the plan to arrest Meng Wanzhou, who faces extradition to the United States. He declined to give…

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Huawei arrest: Justin Trudeau denies political motivation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou is the daughter of the company’s founder Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government had no involvement in the arrest of a top executive from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. Meng Wanzhou was detained at Vancouver airport on Saturday on an extradition request from the US. China has demanded her release, and called the arrest a human rights violation. The charges remain unknown but the US has been probing Huawei over possible violation of Iran sanctions. Huawei said it was “not aware of…

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Arrest of Huawei ‘heiress’ throws rare spotlight on family

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Like many top Chinese executives, Meng Wanzhou is a mysterious figure even in her home country, but the 46-year-old chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies had been widely tipped to one day take the helm of the tech giant her father founded. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and Meng Wanzhou, Executive Board Director of the Chinese technology giant Huawei, attend a session of the VTB Capital Investment Forum “Russia Calling!” in Moscow, Russia October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Bibik That was until her shock arrest in Canada…

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Huawei CFO arrest ‘violates human rights’, China says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Meng Wanzhou was detained while transferring between flights in Vancouver China has urged the US and Canada to “clarify” the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer. The daughter of the founder of the Chinese telecoms giant was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December and could face extradition to the US. Details of the arrest have not been released but the US has been investigating Huawei over possible violation of sanctions against Iran. China demanded her release, saying her detention was possibly a rights…

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