CFO of China Technology Industry Corporation HuaweiMeng Wanzhou returned to China on Saturday (25), after nearly three years under house arrest in Canada, for financial fraud in the United States.
On Friday (24th), Wanzhou reached an agreement with US prosecutors, who withdrew the extradition request, and won his release, during a hearing in Vancouver court. Soon, she left the country for the Chinese city of Shenzhen.
In the agreement, the executive would have agreed to admit that it had committed crimes. I went Accused of violating US government sanctions against Iran.
In 2018, a New York court issued an arrest warrant for Meng, who is accused of lying to HSBC about Huawei’s relationship with subsidiary Skycom, which sold equipment to Iran, putting the bank at risk of violating US sanctions.
Meng is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei. The company is the largest maker of communications equipment and the second largest maker of smartphones in the world.
The case has damaged China’s relations with the United States and Canada. It has also generated accusations that China has detained Canadian citizens in retaliation, which the country has denied.
Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arrested in China in 2018, Charged with espionage and stealing state secrets. According to the Chinese authorities, Kovrig “severely” violated the laws of the country, worked as a “spy” and “stealed state secrets” through the businessman Spavor.
Kovrig and Michael Spavor were also released on Friday (24) and have already returned to Canada, apparently reciprocated by Beijing, according to Reuters.
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