US wants Huawei executive 'to face charges over Iran sanctions

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Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:17 pm

top Chinese telecommunications executive facing possible extradition to the United States appeared in court Friday as she sought bail in a case that has rattled markets and raised doubts about the US being able to reach a truce in its trade war with China.
prosecutor for the Canadian government urged the court not to grant bail, saying the charges against Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer (CFO) for Chinese telecom giant Huawei, involve US allegations that Huawei used a sham shell company to access the Iran market in dealings that contravene US sanctions.

Meng was arrested in Vancouver on December 1 while transferring planes on a trip from Hong Kong to Mexico at the request of US authorities seeking her extradition. The arrest was made public on Wednesday.
If convicted, the 46-year-old daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei faces more than 30 years in prison, said the Canadian prosecutor.
The arrest roiled global stock markets over fears the move could escalate the US-China trade war despite a truce between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping last week.

Canada denied that the arrest, which was made public on Wednesday, was politically motivated, while US officials on Thursday said Trump did not know about the arrest in advance.

Earlier on Friday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said neither Canada nor the US provided China any evidence that Meng had broken any law in the two countries, and demanded her release.



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Canada’s foreign ministry confirmed Thursday that China has detained a second Canadian under what Beijing has said is suspicion of threatening its national security.

“We can confirm that a Canadian citizen, Michael Spavor, has been detained in China,” the ministry said in a statement.

“We have raised this case directly with the Chinese authorities. The Canadian government is seized of this case and will continue to speak with the Chinese governme
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:26 pm

China has hit back at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, denouncing as "irresponsible" his accusation that it had arbitrarily applied the death penalty to a Canadian national for drug smuggling.

A day after Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, 36, was handed a death sentence after a retrial in the city of Dalian, China defended the court decision and urged Canada to respect its judicial sovereignty.
The latest war of words will no doubt aggravate already strained diplomatic ties between the two sides after Canada arrested Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou last month on a US extradition warrant, and China in turn detained two Canadians in what was seen as a retaliatory move.

Schellenberg, who has previous drug convictions in Canada, was initially sentenced to 15 years in prison for smuggling 222 kg of methamphetamines. On Monday, the court in Dalian, acting on an appeal, imposed the ultimate sentence on him, prompting Mr Trudeau to accuse China of "arbitrarily" applying the death penalty.

The Canadian government later issued a travel advisory warning its citizens of arbitary arrests in the country.
The ministry later issued a similar travel notice, warning Chinese citizens of the risks of being "arbitrarily detained at the request of a third nation" in Canada.
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:33 pm

China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig, who was detained on suspicion of endangering China's national security, is not entitled to diplomatic immunity.

Relevant departments are handling the case of Kovrig in accordance with the law, and the claim that China arbitrarily and unfairly detained Canadian citizens is groundless, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told the press on Monday.

Hua suggested that Canada carefully study the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and international laws before they comment. "Don't make a fool of yourselves," she said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that Chinese officials are not respecting diplomatic immunity.

"It is unfortunate that China has arbitrarily and unfairly detained two Canadian citizens, and indeed in one of the cases is not respecting the principles of diplomatic immunity," Trudeau said.

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