Hmm: Huawei CFO arrested in Canada; U.S. seeks extradition

Hmm: Huawei CFO arrested in Canada; U.S. seeks extradition
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[Ed. – Well, that’s interesting.  There are layers on layers of concerns about Huawei.  Cooperation from Canada, implied here, would indicate a common concern from both Ottawa and Washington.]

Canadian officials have arrested Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer and deputy chair of the board for the Chinese tech giant Huawei, CBC News has confirmed.

According to a statement from the Department of Justice, Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday and is being sought for extradition by the United States. A bail hearing has been set for Friday. …

U.S. authorities have been probing Huawei, one of the world’s largest makers of telecommunications network equipment, since at least 2016 on allegations that it shipped U.S.-derived tech products to Iran and other countries in violation of U.S. export and sanctions laws, sources told Reuters in April.

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Huawei released a statement saying its CFO was arrested while changing planes in Vancouver and is facing charges in “the Eastern District of New York.”

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