Huawei executive Meng arrives for hearing at Canadian court

30 January 2019

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrived for a hearing at Canadian court on Tuesday. Canada arrested Meng on Dec. 1. Meng was charged with bank and wire fraud to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. Meng is scheduled to appear in court in Vancouver to discuss her bail terms, according to British Columbia Supreme Court schedules. She is fighting extradition to the United States. Her arrest further aggravates U.S.-Chinese tensions at a time when the world's two largest economies are locked in a trade war.  

Following her arrest last month, China arrested two Canadians on national security grounds. China's foreign ministry has urged the United States to drop the arrest warrant and end unreasonable suppression of Chinese companies. China has demanded her immediate release.