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China calls on Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences

By National Post

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's global chief financial officer, faces extradition to the U.S., pending a hearing, which was adjourned until MondayRead full story

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  • I had a computer resale company for decades. Every time I imported or exported products I had to swear they weren’t going to North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Iraq, Iran or any number of other horrendous places that the international community had agreed to sanction at that time. I knew my competitors were often lying and re-exporting to these places - at great margins. They simply didn’t care that 25 000 000 people in North Korea were suffering as long as they made a buck out of it. In her case it’s

    I had a computer resale company for decades. Every time I imported or exported products I had to swear they weren’t going to North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Iraq, Iran or any number of other horrendous places that the international community had agreed to sanction at that time. I knew my competitors were often lying and re-exporting to these places - at great margins. They simply didn’t care that 25 000 000 people in North Korea were suffering as long as they made a buck out of it. In her case it’s Iran and it’s the export of terror and other pernicious meddling acts that are sanctioned. She knew damned well what Huawei was doing and she deserves what she gets...and kudos to my country Canada (and the US) for taking people like her, and the Saudi Prince S&M or whatever they call him, to task.

  • I'm sure we're missing something here. I can't understand how Canada is getting involved in an international trade war without reasons. Whatever it is, there is something more than what meets the eye. Could be tampered devices suspicions too or some kind of trade back deal with the US, but I don't believe they just followed the rules.

  • William Wood
    William WoodOwner at William Wood

    Had her hand in the cookie jar and got caught. The Chinese have long acquiesced to paying fines, as a normal business cost. They have no intention of following the rules. Huawei and their CFO, will have to accept the consequences. About time!

  • John van Dyke
    John van DykeCEO at SunStone Equity Nv

    Screw that.., she is a Chinese citizen ... the sanctions are not applicable to her ... you want to tell me now that all corporate executives nn to go learn about which country has sanctions against whom... screw the US ... they are looking for a global boycott... sure pushing their luck now...

  • Kurt Bateman
    Kurt BatemanConstruction Worker

    It looks like she is up the creek without a paddle.

    The Chinese have the gall to say that “The detention without giving any reason violates a person’s human rights.” Seeing as they made that complaint they should set an example the next time they kidnap a prominent figure.

  • Henry Tobias Jones
    Henry Tobias JonesEditor of Dyson on: at Dyson

    I wonder what the consequences will be? This is how NAFTA kept things interesting.

  • Yuni Wakamatu
    Yuni Wakamatu

    Canada is between hard and rock since the economy won't be sustainable without both China and the U.S.

    Solid Chinese communities are prospered in major cities in Canada.(You can take the driver license test in Chinese in some cities!)

    So it seems quite possible that China put the heat on Canada from both interior and exterior.

  • Canada acting on behalf of the Trump regime is disturbing. There is something else going on here. While China has little interest in supporting Trump’s war against Iran and are well known to play fast and loose with this stuff it is nothing new. Doing this while trying to calm the markets already upset at a stupid trade war is difficult to understand. But we’re dealing with gibbering idiots so they probably didn’t think about it.

  • Steve Henrich
    Steve Henrich

    First off Canada had no choice but to act. We signed up for certain deals with the USA which held us to certain obligations. This happened to be one of them. China is only doing what China has always done. For that matter, one cane say the same for the States. Culturally Canada has more in common with the USA anyway; although yes, it'd be better if we could extricate ourselves from this position. Maybe there's opportunity in moderating? Interesting times indeed!

  • Nick Bann
    Nick Bann

    Curious to see how this unfolds, hope more details emerge on this!

  • Kwabena Akuamoah-Boateng
    Kwabena Akuamoah-Boateng

    Maybe there’s something we are missing. Maybe. What if China decides to arrest US executives for something in connection with Taiwan?

  • William Ni
    William Ni

    The CFO of Huawei actually flew from Hong Kong to Mexico and then to Vancouver. My question is why didn’t the US ask Mexico to detain her? Also, why are we not hearing anything about Mexico?

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