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Huawei CFO arrested in Canada on behalf of US authorities

 

The chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of the Chinese tech firm Huawei has been detained in Canada at the request of the U.S. government, the company said Wednesday.

Huawei said its CFO, Meng Wanzhou, was “provisionally detained” in Vancouver and is sought for extradition by the U.S. government, the telecommunications giant said in a statement.

It said it was not aware of any wrongdoing by Wanzhou, the daughter of the company’s 74-year-old founder, Ren Zhengfei. Huawei also noted that it hadn’t violated any U.S. sanction laws.

“The company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng,” the statement said. “Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including applicable export control and sanction laws and regulations of the U.N., U.S. and E.U.”

The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. authorities arrested Meng as part of an investigation into whether Huawei violated sanctions on Iran.

Huawei allegedly broke U.S. sanctions last year by selling embargoed American equipment to Iran, Reuters reported in October.

“U.S. and Canada have not given any reason or clarification for the detention of this individual,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at its daily briefing Thursday. Read more

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Huawei CFO arrested in Canada on behalf of US authorities

The chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of the Chinese tech firm Huawei has been detained in Canada at the request of the U.S. government, the company said Wednesday.

Huawei CFO arrested in Canada on behalf of US authorities

The chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of the Chinese tech firm Huawei has been detained in Canada at the request of the U.S. government, the company said Wednesday.