China warns of "grave consequences" if Huawei executive is not released
by Alan Friedman / Dec 09, 2018, 3:18 PM
The other day, we told you that Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is being held in Canada after being arrested a week ago yesterday. A U.S. investigation reportedly found that Meng was involved in a plot to use the global banking system to do business with Iran. And that would be illegal due to current U.S. sanctions against that country. Meng, the 46-year old daughter of Huawei's founder, faces extradition to the U.S. For now, she remains detained in Canada with her bail hearing continuing tomorrow.
According to NBC News, China today "summoned" U.S. ambassador Terry Branstad, who met with Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng. During the meeting, the Vice Foreign Minister strongly protested the arrest of Huawei's CFO. Le added that the U.S. should drop its arrest warrant against Meng and told Ambassador Branstad that China's response will depend on what actions the U.S. decides to take.
The Vice Foreign Minister also met with Canadian Ambassador John McCallum. Yesterday Le told China's state run Xinhua News Agency that if Canada doesn't release Meng immediately, it will face "grave consequences." He says that the arrest is "unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature."
The U.S. has been warning its allies not to use Huawei networking equipment for their 5G build out. Last June, senior U.S. lawmakers warned their Canadian counterparts that they should consider Huawei to be a threat to their national security. The company is the largest global supplier of networking equipment and is the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. You can learn more about Huawei by watching the video at the top of this article, produced by the Wall Street Journal.
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While traveling many people are rightly or wrongly imprisoned all over the world including countries like Canada, USA, and China. Nobody gives a crap about that "little guy". This lady just gets arrested and regardless of whether she's innocent or guilty articles like this(everywhere) make it sound like its turning into the second assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand...
posted on Dec 09, 2018, 3:49 PM 4
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U.S. can make sanctions only to U.S. companies. Huawei is Chinese company and it is not obligated to act according American sanctions. The isn't UN statement or sanction to keep Huawei in response for such thing
posted on Dec 10, 2018, 1:52 AM 2
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True, same goes the other way around. Like US companies need to abide by Chinese law (hence Chinese Apple users have their iCloud stored in Chinese servers). What I don't like about the ban on Iran, is that you also hurt the Iranian people. Like hospitals can't use US meds because of the ban and rely on Chinese meds that don't work as well. And believe me when most of the Iranian population don't like their own government or stand for the same beliefs.
posted on Dec 10, 2018, 10:24 AM 2
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US are well known with "exporting" democracy in their wicked way. Remeber Iraq? Afganistan? Who create IDIL? When one country find natural resources, like petrol for example, US immediately want to import their way of democracy - obey to USA. Or we will f*ck you!
posted on Dec 10, 2018, 12:38 PM 1
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China the great should take out all of its money and all of its shares from The evil US and ban all the US products to. we all should try our best to destroy US economy
posted on Dec 09, 2018, 3:59 PM 0
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Before you post stuff like that, you should really do some research into whether there's any truth to claims against Huawei. As far as destroying the US economy, good luck, and stop dreaming dude.
posted on Dec 09, 2018, 4:18 PM 18
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"As far as destroying the US economy, good luck, and stop dreaming dude" China could call in all US debt, dump all stock they hold of US companies and ban US manufacturing in China. This would put the US into a recession that has never been seen before, the country would grind to a halt. It would be disastrous for China as well but the US would come off far worse.
posted on Dec 10, 2018, 2:27 AM 2
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I sincerely hope you're joking. You know that Chinese economy is heavily supported by US right?
posted on Dec 09, 2018, 5:25 PM 0
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I'm using Huawei phone with ZTE router...i done my part.
posted on Dec 09, 2018, 4:23 PM 4
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Yay communism! Everyone poor together, and slaves to the government
posted on Dec 09, 2018, 7:22 PM 3
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If they arrested her on the grounds of stealing technology, that would have at least been believable. But come on... arresting someone over dealing with the enemy? I am not a major fan of the Chinese government but gosh dang, this is obviously political motivated and rather groundless imho
posted on Dec 09, 2018, 6:33 PM 3
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"The Vice Foreign Minister also met with Canadian Ambassador John McCallum. Yesterday Le told China's state run Xinhua News Agency that if Canada doesn't release Meng immediately, it will face "grave consequences." Did we hear Trump getting beast mode when apple store was heavily reengineered and dictated in China? NO. Did we hear America raise their arms when google was experiencing operation aurora in 2009, forcing the company to abort their chinese expansion plans? NO Statements by china like this means there really is something about huawei that they don't want the international community to know. I commend Trudeau for not getting distracted with such aggressive statements.
posted on Dec 09, 2018, 7:15 PM 4
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What if they did business with Iran? US has no rights to prohibit companies to do so, US is not the boss of this world! They will loose the battle! Aldo where is the proof that Huawei is spying? There is none while Cisco had NSA backdoors build in which was proven. US is hypothetical!
posted on Dec 09, 2018, 9:48 PM 4
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Meanwhile Trump doesn't want to harm trade relations with the Saudi's over Khashoggi's murder. Only the fickle will listen to the lies out of Trump's mouth. Hypocrites.
posted on Dec 09, 2018, 10:21 PM 0
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Trump is the biggest idiot around! Saudi's killed Khashoggi but the weapons deal stands otherwise it will go to another country. So in this case Trump admitted that human life is not important! Also Osama Bin Laden was a Saudi, but did US attacked them no they invaded Afghanistan. If US does something wrong than it is all fine. But if they suspect another country it will be all over the news!
posted on Dec 10, 2018, 6:55 AM 0
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Quick look on history.. American company supply oil for Nazi to feed all those panzers, and Coca Cola still sell their drink on German during WWII, they even have factories there. And on recent history, American company sell weapons to ISIS. What Huawei did right now is nothing compared to what US already did. And btw, did America even have any proof that Huawei did any bad thing to them by selling stuff to Iran?
posted on Dec 09, 2018, 11:05 PM 1
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I think he means your source for this. ""Quick look on history.. American company supply oil for Nazi to feed all those panzers, and Coca Cola still sell their drink on German during WWII, they even have factories there. And on recent history, American company sell weapons to ISIS""
posted on Dec 09, 2018, 11:14 PM 0
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