Canada arrests Huawei global CFO in Vancouver

Daniel Fowler
December 6, 2018

If Meng has been arrested for violating these restrictions, then this would mark the start of another significant technology export regulation case for the US.

Canadian authorities have arrested the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies in Vancouver, B.C.

Meng is the daughter of Huawei's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, and also serves as deputy chair on Huawei's board. She will have a bail hearing on Friday, he said.

McLeod says as there is a publication ban in effect and he could not provide any further details.

The Globe and Mail reports that US law enforcement agencies allege Ms. Meng tried to evade USA trade embargoes against Iran.

Think your friends would be interested?

In June, Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper reported that United States lawmakers warned the Canadian government that Huawei posed a major cybersecurity risk. "The ban was sought by Ms. Meng", continued the statement.

Chevrolet Silverado HD delivers 910 lb-ft of furious torque
Chevy was proud to say the new truck shares only a roof with the Silverado 1500 , which means the rest of the body is all-new. Moreover, it will come with high-tech trailer aid systems that will help drivers have a safe drive while towing.

She was arrested because she attempted to evade the trade embargo placed by the USA on Iran, The Globe and Mail reported, citing a Canadian source with knowledge of the arrest.

The Wall Street Journal notes that US authorities want to bring Meng to federal court in the Eastern District of NY.

"Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including applicable export control and sanction laws and regulations of the United Nations, U.S. and European Union".

Meng's arrest comes as Ottawa and Beijing have been engaged in exploratory talks on a free trade agreement for the past two years, which would be the first deal of its kind between China and a western country.

In August, U.S. president Donald Trump signed an act to ban the use of Huawei components or services that are "essential" or "critical" to the systems they are used.

Britain's BT Group said on Wednesday it was removing Huawei Technologies' equipment from the core of its existing 3G and 4G mobile operations and would not use the Chinese company in central parts of the new network.

Skycom was described by Huawei as one of its "major local partners", although the Chinese company said neither it nor Skycom ultimately provided the HP equipment.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER