Free Huawei CFO or face consequences, China tells Canada

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The reasons that the US asked Canadian authorities to arrest Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou last week had been shrouded in mystery. On Friday, the details of the arrest and what led up to it came out in a Canadian courtroom, even as a seething China called the case “extremely nasty” and warned Canada that there would be severe consequences if it did not immediately release Meng, At a bail hearing in Vancouver, Canadian prosecutors said Meng stood accused of fraud. The accusations centered on Huawei’s alleged use of Skycom, a…

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More countries threaten Huawei ban as arrest clouds US-China ties

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BEIJING: China’s official media came out all guns blazing on Friday in condemning the United States as a “despicable rogue” for facilitating the detention of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who is the daughter of the company’s founder Ren Zhengfei. Meng is awaiting a court hearing on her bail application in Vancouver, Canada, where she was arrested on a request by the US. The arrest of a top-ranking officer of one of China’s leading tech companies on charges of technology theft and misuse has given a new twist to…

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