Huawei official arrested in Canada over ties with Iran
Canada arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei on suspicion of violating US sanctions against Iran. The CFO Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Vancouver at the request of US law enforcement and is facing extradition to the US.
It is an extremely high-profile arrest, the first major break in a probe that has mostly been kept from the public and only after long-harboured suspicions about Huawei have become widespread. Ms Meng is the daughter of Huawei's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, a former People's Liberation Army engineer whose connection to the Chinese Communist Party has contributed to the suspicions of US intelligence agencies.