Canada Arrests Huawei CFO at Request of U.S. Authorities

Canada Arrests Huawei CFO at Request of U.S. Authorities

He refused to provide any details on the circumstances of the Chinese executive's arrest, saying that she was "sought for extradition by the United States".

The Canadian Justice Department arrested Wanzhou Meng in Vancouver on Saturday and USA officials want Canada to extradite her, agency representative Ian McLeod said in an email sent to Business Insider.

We'll update you as this story continues.

According to an official statement from a Canadian Justice Department spokesperson, the US government is seeking to extradite Meng from Canada to the United States.

Earlier this year, Reuters news agency reported that US prosecutors in NY were investigating whether Huawei violated American sanctions against Iran by shipping American-origin products to Iran in violation of USA export and sanctions laws.

"The company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms Meng (Wanzhou)", it said.

Reuters reported in 2013 that Ms. Meng served on the board of a Hong Kong-based Skycom Tech Co.

A spokesman for the US Justice Department in the Eastern District of NY - which Huawei said had brought the charges - declined to comment. Meng...to face unspecified charges in the Eastern District of NY, when she was transferring flights in Canada.

Huawei, among the world's largest telecommunications equipment makers, has previously stated it abides by "all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including the applicable export control and sanction laws and regulations of the UN, US and European Union".

Ronaldo deserved Ballon d'Or - Allegri
After the FC Barcelona captain's surprising fifth-place ranking, both football icons have now finished in the top three a record 11 times.

Asked about the report that Huawei was under investigation, Hua said in April, "We hope the USA will refrain from taking actions that could further undermine investor confidence in the USA business environment and harm its domestic economy and normal, open, transparent and win-win global trade".

Huawei's relationship with the USA just took a turn for the worse.

The New York Times meanwhile said that the company had been subpoenaed by the Commerce and Treasury Departments over alleged violations of Iran and North Korea sanctions.

The US imposed harsher sanctions on Iran earlier this year, as the Trump administration looked to restrict worldwide business with the Iranian government.

In 2012, the House of Representatives released a report warning Huawei poses a national security threat to the US, and American companies and its government should avoid doing business with the company.

Both the United States and Australia have banned the company from participating in the construction of the 5G network because of security concerns, and Washington has been increasing pressure on Canada, Britain and New Zealand to join suit.

Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on Chinese goods in response to complaints that Beijing improperly pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.

BT was also removing Huawei equipment from its existing 3G and 4G networks.

Related News:

  • Trump says meeting with DPRK's top leader Kim likely early next year

    Trump says meeting with DPRK's top leader Kim likely early next year

    He said he hopes to take a two-track approach with Tokyo on North Korea, . something he says Japanese government will agree on. Moon said that Seoul shares the same stance as Wellington in rejecting protectionism and defending free trade.
    Paul Sherwen, British road race champion and cycling commentator, dies aged 62

    Paul Sherwen, British road race champion and cycling commentator, dies aged 62

    Information from Reuters was used in this report . "I knew him for over 20 years and listened to him and Phil for nearly 30". U.S. broadcaster NBC also offered their condolences to friends and family. 'He was always a class act and a great friend.
    The New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Looks Way Different Than the 1500

    The New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Looks Way Different Than the 1500

    According to Chevy, the HDs have a taller seating position and three additional inches of legroom compared to the 1500. We'll find out more early in the new year, when Chevrolet will give the 2020 Silverado HD its full reveal in February.
  • Iran Threatens To Close Key Oil Choke Point

    Iran Threatens To Close Key Oil Choke Point

    The president downplayed the economic impact of sanctions, accusing the media of exaggerating the country's problems. It has vowed to reduce Iran's oil sales to zero, but has granted temporary waivers to eight countries.
    Don't Get Too Excited, But Huawei's Nova 4 Launches This Month

    Don't Get Too Excited, But Huawei's Nova 4 Launches This Month

    There's no information on the pricing and availability details for the Huawei Nova 4 just yet, so stay tuned for more updates . This makes the phone the first to have an in-display camera , and also the first to use the Infinity-O display.
    Baby from dead donor's womb gives infertile hope

    Baby from dead donor's womb gives infertile hope

    A baby has been born using a uterus transplanted from a dead donor for the first time, offering hope to those unable to conceive. Ten attempts were made - in the United States, the Czech Republic, and Turkey - before the success reported this week.
  • University led by Ignatieff forced to relocate out of Hungary

    University led by Ignatieff forced to relocate out of Hungary

    Ignatieff said the school established educational programs with New York's Bard College to comply with the rule. Earlier this year, Open Society Foundations, Soros' main funding network, was also forced to leave Hungary .
    Nokia 8.1 announced: X7 for the West

    Nokia 8.1 announced: X7 for the West

    In the camera department, the Nokia 7.1 features a dual-rear camera setup with a primary 12MP sensor paired with a 5MP depth unit. The Nokia 8 .1 is expected to replace the Nokia 7 Plus in India as it brings updated hardware and a more premium glass design.
    Pokémon GO Game Reveals Trainer Battle System

    Pokémon GO Game Reveals Trainer Battle System

    Even if you're on the other side of the planet, you'll always be close enough to do battle with your closest friends. Note that while Legendary Pokemon are permitted, Ditto and Shedinja won't be allowed in Trainer Battles at launch.
  • Locksley tapped as Maryland's head football coach

    Locksley tapped as Maryland's head football coach

    However, after massive backlash, school president Wallace Loh overruled the decision and terminated Durkin the next day. The Crimson Tide also ranks No. 7 in both total offense (527.6 yards per game) and passing offense (325.5 ypg).
    Mafia raids across Europe target 'Ndrangheta group

    Mafia raids across Europe target 'Ndrangheta group

    Italian police said there have been at least 90 arrests, the BBC reported , but the operation is still ongoing elsewhere. The operation was co-ordinated by Eurojust, the European agency that fights cross-border organised crime.
    Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple To Release AirPods With Wireless Charging

    Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple To Release AirPods With Wireless Charging

    What About The AirPower Charging Pad? That revision will have an unspecified "all-new design", Kuo said. It's possible Apple will allow the earbuds to top-up your Activity rings à la Apple Watch .


Most liked

Global Citizen Festival: Beyoncè and her jaw-dropping outfits
Cele said police had one case number for a stolen cellphone, but said that no other cases had been opened. Also in 2013 , thieves made off with cash takings at the stadium after a Justin Bieber concert.

Leon Balogun scores after just 25 seconds for Brighton
Balgoun turned from hero to villain when he brought down Zaha and Luka Milivojevic scored a consolation goal from the spot. Four arrests were made in the centre of Brighton , three at Falmer station and three at the Amex Stadium.

New Study Shows How Guns Are Affecting Life Expectancy For Black Americans
On average, life expectancy across the globe is steadily ticking upward-but the same can't be said for the United States. The suicide rate in 1999 was 10.5 per 100,000 deaths, while today it has risen to 14.5, the highest rate in 50 years.

The UN’s Climate Conference Has Kicked Off… in Poland’s Coal Country
In the weeks leading up to the event, the United Nations asked people to send their thoughts on climate change. We need to act urgently and with audacity. "Be ambitious, but also responsible for the future generations".

Pete Davidson Talks Horrific Bullying, Suicidal Thoughts In Emotional Instagram Post
Davidson vowed, "No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself, I won't". The song became Grande's first number one single on the Hot 100 and went platinum.

Trump 'building new liberal order' to prevent wars, Mike Pompeo says
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Brussels to attend a two-day meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation foreign ministers. He said a lack of American and European leadership over the last 30 years had contributed to the malaise. "Quite the opposite.

Report Details New Allegations of Moonves' Sexual Misconduct 5 December 2018
After Moonves' initial departure, it appeared he was still eligible for the lucrative severance package detailed in his contract. The findings will be a factor in whether Moonves receives a severance payout of $120 million.

Robben: I will leave Bayern at end of the season
Robben also scored an 89th-minute victor in 2013 Champions League final against Dortmund to finish the season with the treble. Dutch Bayern forward Arjen Robben said that leaving the club where he played for nearly ten years, according to Omnisport .

XFL announces eight teams, cities and stadiums for its return in 2020
In October, XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck said the league had no plans to resurrect original team names and identities. He also said they've taken input from fans and some of their best ideas have come from them.

Texas falls out of AP Top 25; Texas Tech rises seven spots
John's and 6-0 Houston , which was held out despite winning at home against previously ranked OR over the weekend. It continues a rapid ascent for the Wolverines, which played in the national championship game last season.

Facebook allowed tech firms special access to user data, documents show
MPs have released documents relating to Facebook which suggest the company deliberately suffocated rivals with its business practices.

World Bank Group to Raise $200 Billion to Fight Climate Change
On Monday December 3, the World Bank unveiled $200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25. The World Bank Group headquarters building in Washington, D.C.

Box Office Collections (All India) : All Set To Hit A Triple Century!
Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted that the film has earned Rs 451 crore worldwide in just five days of its release. The blockbuster film, which is shattering major box office records in India, will release in China in May 2019.

Microsoft insults its own customers in bewildering anti-iPad ad
What's quiet interesting to see is Microsoft comparing the Surface Go here instead of the Surface Pro with Apple's iPads. The company is obviously taking shots at Apple's " what's a computer? " campaign for the iPad Pro , after all.

PETA asks people to stop using 'bring home the bacon'
It included suggested replacement phrases for common phrases that the organization says are harmful. As you might expect, the posts attracted lots of attention, including a few catty comments.