Beijing protests China's detainees on Wednesday in Canada Meng WanzhouFacing demand for extradition from the US, he was financial director of the telecommunications giant Huawei and requested his immediate release.
Meng Wanzhou's arrest came as the US authorities began investigating. Iran alleged violations of sanctions imposed on IranHe was under strict control of US intelligence, which saw the Chinese company as a threat to national security.
The Canadian Justice Department said in a statement that Huawei's board of directors was arrested on 1 December in Vancouver and was facing a request for extradition from the United States.
The ministry did not provide further information on this issue, as it was a petition prohibiting the release of the arrested party. Founder of Huawei's daughterRen Zhengei, former engineer of the People's Liberation Army of China.
The Wall Street Journal reported that in April US authorities launched an investigation into Huawei's allegations of sanctions against Iran.
The Chinese embassy in Ottawa protested the arrest of the board and asked for his release.
. The Chinese side is strongly opposed and strongly protesting against such acts that seriously harm the victim's human rights, tarafı he said.restoring personal freedom Ms. Meng Wanzhou, "the Chinese embassy in Canada said in a statement.
"At the request of the United States, the Canadian side has arrested a Chinese citizen who does not violate any US or Canadian laws."
Worry about spying
Huawei is one of the largest telecommunications and service equipment providers in the world.
However, despite its global success, its activities in the United States were restricted by concerns that it could weaken local rivals and that mobile phones and network equipment, which are widely used in other countries, could provide roads to Beijing. for espionage.
In the summer, Australia also banned Huawei from providing 5G technology for networks in the country. spying fears. New Zealand also did the same in November, but said it was a technological issue.
Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail warned that US lawmakers warned the Canadian government that Huawei is a serious risk to cyber security.
Although almost out of the US market, Huawei surpassed Apple in the second quarter this year by becoming the second manufacturer of smartphones in the world and targeting Samsung, the market leader.