At the request of the USA Сanadian law enforcement officers detained in Vancouver, the CFO of the Chinese company Huawei Technologies Meng Wanzhou. The Ministry of justice of Canada reported on Wednesday, December 5.
Meng Wanzhou, daughter of Huawei’s founder and one of the company’s Vice presidents, is suspected of violating trade sanctions imposed by Washington against Iran. She faces extradition to the United States. According to the representative of the Canadian Ministry of justice, Meng Wanzhou was arrested on December 1, the hearing on bail is scheduled for December 7.
The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies said that he was given very little information about the charges against Meng Wanzhou and the company is not aware of any violations by the CFO.
Beijing protested against the detention of a Chinese citizen in Canada and called to release her immediate. The statement of the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa States that Meng Wanzhou ” has not violated any laws of the United States or Canada.”
Earlier, the Wall Street Journal wrote that the US government was trying to convince its allies to abandon the use of telecommunications equipment produced by the Chinese concern Huawei. Western intelligence agencies suspect that the equipment supplied to them can be used for espionage in the interests of the Chinese authorities.