The arrest of Meng Wanzou’s, chief financial officer and the daughter of Huawei’s founder in Canada has aroused chaos in social and other media users, who are protesting against her arrest. But, the Canadian PM refused any political interference.
Meng’s arrest follows a US probe for allegedly violating Iran sanctions. Later on Friday, she has had a bail hearing in Canada. Her arrest has provoked the Chinese government with anger and has raised concerns about the disruption of a trade war truce between the two biggest economies of the world.
While on Thursday, Canada defended her arrest as according to them there was no political involvement. A senior advisor to Donald Trump, the US President refused that it was linked to trade talks between the US and China. The US authorities have not revealed any charges levied on her. The China Daily made a warning statement that the Huawei’s expansion may be detrimental to China-US relation.
Gary Botting, Vancouver lawyer, who is experienced in extradition cases, says “if Meng gets bail on Friday, she will probably have to post bail confirming several million dollars. She would also have to hand over her passport, he said.
Meng lawyers said her case may go on for years, if she fights extradition, like the Chinese businessman, Lai Changxing who eloped to Canada for being involved in a bribery case and had to fought extradition to China for 12 years.