Arrested Huawei CFO makes appearance in Canadian court as U.S. seeks extradition

Arrested Huawei CFO makes appearance in Canadian court as U.S. seeks extradition
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the company's founder, was arrested last Saturday in Canada. The U.S. has requested that the 46-year old executive be extradited to the United States. Meng's arrest is reportedly related to a U.S. investigation into a plot to use the global banking system to bypass stateside sanctions against Iran, according to Reuters.

Meng appeared in a Vancouver court on Friday for a bail hearing. While a judge has lifted a publication ban that prevented the media from reporting on the evidence presented in court, Canada's Justice Department has been secretive about all aspects of this case.

China has been angry about the incident and has demanded Meng's release. A spokesman for China's Foreign ministry, Geng Shuang, says that neither the U.S. nor Canada has provided the country with evidence that the executive has committed a crime. While there is some fear that the arrest could hurt talks between the U.S. and China to end the current trade war between the two countries, Canadian prosecutors have called Ming a flight risk and have requested that the court place her in a detention center.

As for Huawei, the company said earlier this week that it "has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng."  Chinese state media accused the U.S. of trying to "stifle" Huawei and stop its global expansion. Currently the second largest smartphone maker in the world after Samsung, Huawei has designs on the top spot and has set a target of 2021 to accomplish this goal.

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32 Comments

1. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

It's time these Chinese companies that are shadow backed by chinese govt are banned. Huawei is surprisingly founded by a guy who was in Chinese Army. Just recently we found out that Alibaba's Jack Ma was communist party member all this while. Another news was that Chinese govt was forcing all car manufacturers to spy on all electric cars being sold in there. All data would be collected regularly and sent to central servers. No consent whatsoever. These Chinese thugs are a threat to everyone around the world. Everyone is realising it now. US, Canada, Some European nations, Australia, Japan and now even India is raising questions over Chinese equipment usage and possible espionage. And no, no one is targeting Huawei because they are threat to Apple. Even Samsung, at a time HTC, LG, Sony, Nokia etc were threats to Apple. No one banned them. Infact a lot of fellow Chinese brands are doing fine. Xiaomi, BBK Electronics' OnePlus, Vivo, Oppo etc are doing absolutely good. No one is blaming them. How is that ZTE and Huawei are involved in all the controversies? And ZTE isn't even big to be a threat to any brand, let alone Apple. So that logic is bulls**t.

15. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Don't say those things, Huawei fanbois will say that their beloved peacock company is getting singled out because of the silver fruit. You know, those conspiracy bulls**t thing.

27. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"t's time these Chinese companies that are shadow backed by chinese govt are banned. Huawei is surprisingly founded by a guy who was in Chinese Army." Do you know how many company's in the US are controlled by former military generals in the US?, the answer is a lot! "Another news was that Chinese govt was forcing all car manufacturers to spy on all electric cars being sold in there. All data would be collected regularly and sent to central servers" So same as Tesla then. "These Chinese thugs are a threat to everyone around the world. Everyone is realising it now. US, Canada, Some European nations, Australia, Japan and now even India is raising questions over Chinese equipment usage and possible espionage" Strange how all the countries who first raised suspicions about Huawei are Members of the Five Eyes spy network which is controlled by the US. All predominantly white English speaking counties btw. The head of MI6 in the UK admited in an interview this week that the UK and Germany (secondary FiveEyes member) are under massive pressure from the US to ban Huawei equipment. All these countries you mentioned arn't banning anyone off their own back but are doing so under pressure from the US. No evidence has ever been found of Huawei spying. "Infact a lot of fellow Chinese brands are doing fine. Xiaomi, BBK Electronics' OnePlus, Vivo, Oppo etc are doing absolutely good. No one is blaming them" None of those company's produce network equipment, none of this has anything at all to do with phones, you still not figured that out yet?

32. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Here come Huawei and China apologists. "Do you know how many company's in the US are controlled by former military generals in the US?, the answer is a lot!" I am specifically talking about Huawei here being controlled and founded by Chinese Army people. Which one of Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft is founded by US's army? Got an answer? Which arms company is run in USA by army background people is none of my concerns. "Same as Tesla then". No! Do your homework properly. In Tesla you can opt out of sharing data with the company. And neither Tesla forces you to share data with American government. On the contrary, you have to compulsorily share data with Chinese govt. There is no way out. And they collect everything. There is even live tracking. Now tell me, is it the same anymore? "Five Eyes Spy network!" You know, you people need to come up with better apologies. China isn't funding you people to do this shoddy of a job of spreading their propaganda. By the rate countries are throwing out Chinese companies, every country around the world would be a part of American propaganda. LMFAO!

31. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I'm sure China is far from innocent, yet everybody knows which country is the biggest thug of the world, including Europeans, Canadians, Australians and even its own citizens. That particular thug still holds a grudge against a country which kicked them out of their country 38 years ago. Also everybody knows which country is the biggest spy of the world which spies on its closest allies, let alone its own citizens despite its own laws.

5. heyhoa

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Huawei belongs to China communist party. Everyone in China knows that.

6. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

So Samsungs top brass is in jail for conspiring against the government and for fraud? ZTE was spying on everyone that uses their devices and now Huawei are trying to bypass some bank thing? Not to mention the preloaded Spyware vendor roms you get from imported Xiaomi and such.. The first thing I do on all my Xiaomi devices is get rid of the vendor rom because who knows what data they steal. But death to Apple, of course I'm sure it's all Apples fault, iSheep. Only smart people use Android.

8. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Samsung's top brass was looked up because the president of SK. Was extorting money from them. The CEO was arrested because they thought he was apart of it. Yes he gave money because it was extorted. Which their president admitted to and she admitted she lied to Samsujg about what the money was for. That is why he was release and the charges were dropped. Know your facts. And yes even though Apple, Samsung and other have been found guilty of wrongdoing. It's funny how the knky heads they are trying to go after is some outside. Canada doesn't have to extradited someone to the USA. And hopefully they wont. So what they have done something. They can do whatever they want in their country. Their products are banned here so just keep it that way. Trump did a deal with ZTE because he had something to lose and gain. Ymfo you even live in the US? Because facts show that Trump had a big building project that needed Chinese acceptance to proceed. Which is why they let ZTE off with a fine. They are all crooks, but if course you just want point out Android poems as if Apple has never done anything illegal. Apple has been frauding the feds for years with their lame duck lawsuits with broad meanings. Which is why most all their patents against Samsung were made invalid. Smart people use Andeoid, Windows ,iOS and more. You think dumb people don't use iOS? Such a tool and a troll.

10. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Samsung and Huawei CEO are full of crap. Do not buy their products.

19. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

How about you dolt buy them. Don't tell us what to do with our money. Just enjoy whatever tech had to offer. The fact you are against a technology simply because it has someone else's name on it, is as stupid as being a racist, a flat earth believer and a person who doesn't believe in "god". You never have any real argument to support what you believe. So why not just believe what you want and leave the rest of us out. Go pay your $1000 for an iPhone XR outside the US.

21. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Kettle, meet Pot. You were spouting your own silly tinfoil conspiracy theories in another comment.

28. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"The fact you are against a technology simply because it has someone else's name on it, is as stupid as being a racist" Hey genius, did you just equate branding with ethnicity? Race and skin color are natural things that cannot be avoided. Religions, companies and beliefs however, are man-made, product of human imagination so they can be objectable or disagreeable if they are being assholes. If I say huawei and apple are c***s, are you going to defend them as if I am insulting a real person?

16. D34ever

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

This woman won't be going home anytime soon.

20. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

There is no country spying on people more than the US and its brethen. Time for China to shut down apple and hurt these corrupt American politicians in their pockets.

23. Agniputra

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 06, 2018

Fyi Chinese government have even more politicians than America. In America they can be prosecuted but in China they are given free hand.

25. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Come off it, in the US you can legally "buy" a politician, it's called lobbying .

24. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Good luck with Tim's next China visit.

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