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U.S. and Canada Won’t Explain Reasons for Chinese Executive’s Arrest

HeadlineDec 07, 2018
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The United States and Canada are continuing to refuse to say why a top Chinese executive was arrested over the weekend during a stopover in Vancouver, Canada. Meng Wanzhou is the chief financial officer of the telecommunications giant Huawei and the daughter of the company’s founder. The company recently surpassed Apple as the world’s second largest smartphone maker. She has been held in Canada since Saturday, waiting for extradition to the United States.

China condemned Washington for its “Hooliganism” and “despicable rogue’s approach.” Meng’s detention came on the same day President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina to discuss the growing U.S.-China trade war. Huawei has been accused of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea, but it is unclear if that is why Meng is being held. She will appear in a Vancouver courtroom today for a bail hearing.

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