China seeks Meng’s release
BEIJING: China has demanded Canada release a Huawei executive who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the United States and threatens to complicate trade talks.
Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou faces possible extradition to the US, according to Canadian authorities.
The Globe and Mail newspaper, citing law enforcement sources, said she was suspected of trying to evade US trade curbs on Iran.
The timing of the arrest is awkward, after the announcement of a USChinese ceasefire in a trade war that has its roots in Beijing’s technology policy.
Meng was detained in Vancouver last weekend, as Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping met in Argentina and announced their deal.
A Chinese Government statement said Meng broke no US or Canadian laws and demanded Canada release her.— AP