Who Is the Woman in Huawei Arrest?

Who Is the Woman in Huawei Arrest?

Who Is the Woman in Huawei Arrest?

Ms Meng's detention also raised concerns about potential retaliation from Beijing in Canada, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to distance himself from the arrest.

China said that Meng - the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer in China's People's Liberation Army - had violated no laws in either Canada or the United States.

National security adviser John Bolton did not know about the arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive before President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Argentina, a spokesperson for Bolton told CBS News.

A profile of Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is displayed on a Huawei computer at a Huawei store in Beijing, China, Dec. 6, 2018.

Huawei said in a statement about Meng's arrest that it "has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng".

Huawei Technologies Ltd., the biggest global supplier of network gear used by phone and Internet companies, has previously been the target of US security concerns.

It added that it complies with all laws and regulations where it operates, including global sanctions.

Meng was detained provisionally by Canadian authorities on behalf of the USA on Wednesday while she was transferring flights in Vancouver, and is facing as yet unspecified charges in the Eastern District of NY.

Earlier this year, the United States almost drove Huawei's biggest Chinese rival, ZTE Corp., out of business for selling equipment to North Korea and Iran in violation of US sanctions.

US-China experts said the muted response by Beijing - for now - shows how badly it wants to avoid upsetting the negotiations with the Trump administration.

One congressman said companies that had used Huawei equipment reported "numerous allegations" of unexpected behavior, including routers that were sending large data packs to China. Under U.S. President Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, Washington has pressured European countries and other allies to limit the use of its technology.


Canadian authorities detained Ms Meng as she was changing planes in Vancouver at the request of the U.S., which alleges that Huawei violated USA sanctions on Iran.

The White House says Trump and his close aides were not aware the USA planned to place an extradition request for Meng ahead of his dinner with Xi on Saturday. China has demanded the release of Meng claiming her detention might be a violation of human rights.

The arrest was made at Washington's request as part of a USA investigation of an alleged scheme to use the global banking system to evade US sanctions against Iran, according to people familiar with the probe.

The US State Department has for months classified China as an "increased caution" risk for American travelers, particularly businesspeople. "We certainly don't inform the President on every one of them". Unlike other big Chinese technology firms, it does much of its business overseas and is a market leader in many countries across Europe, Asia and Africa.

For a period of time she was in charge of Huawei's internationalization efforts, which have been extremely successful, said Jiang.

This year has also seen the eruption of trade tensions between the USA and China.

Huawei, the biggest global supplier of network gear used by phone and internet companies, has been the target of deepening USA security concerns.

These are steps that US authorities typically follow in seeking arrests and extraditions of individuals in foreign countries.

"The protection of our citizens and our institutions is of course of primary importance to this government", Trudeau said to reporters during a press conference in Montreal Thursday, adding that Canada will continue to take advice from its security agencies. ZTE got off with paying a $1 billion fine, changing its board and management and agreeing to let American regulators monitor its operations.

James McGregor, the greater China chairman of the public relations firm APCO, likens the situation to what it would be like if Chinese law enforcement suddenly arrested a relative of Apple CEO Tim Cook or Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

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