The United States has asked Canada to extradite a senior Chinese technical executive accused of violations of Iranian sanctions – but that apparently direct request could end up generating a series of complications that prevent Meng Wanzhou from setting foot on American soil.  Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies and daughter of the founder of the company, will appear on Friday on bail. She was taken into custody last weekend while transferring flights to Vancouver, adding a new layer to the already tense diplomatic obstacle between China and the United States
Beijing called the arrest a violation of human rights and asked for the 39. Immediate Release of 46- (1
If Meng chooses not to fight extradition in the United States, he may be in America in a few weeks – although he is unlikely to agree to be transferred to America. If, as expected, you fight extradition, the case could drag on for years, according to Reuters.
Richard Kurland, an immigration lawyer, said he believes Meng will probably be returned to detention if a bail agreement is not reached on Friday.
"You need material and evidence to support the release of detention," Kurland told Reuters.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the United States and Canada did not provide reasons for Meng's detention. However, the Wall Street Journal reported in April that the US authorities were investigating whether Huawei had violated Iran's sanctions.
The arrest of Meng was made on behalf of the United States after the Canadian authorities had warned in advance that it would pass for Vancouver, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed Thursday in his first comments on the case.
"Competent authorities have made decisions in this case," Trudeau told reporters. "We were advised by them with a few days notice that this was going on, but obviously there was no involvement or political involvement in this decision because we respect the independence of our judicial processes".
Meng is the vice president of the board of directors of the company and daughter of its founder, Ren Zhengfei, a former Chinese military engineer. His stature in Chinese culture has been compared to the titans of American technology such as Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg.
Huawei Technologies Ltd., the world's largest global provider of network devices used by telephone companies and the Internet, has previously been the goal of US security concerns. Under Trump and his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, Washington has put pressure on European countries and other allies to curtail their business with Huawei, claiming that the company's technology helps China's spy operations.
The arrest and imprisonment of Meng only amplified the already strained state of US-China relations. Although Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a temporary truce in a tariff war – with Trump agreeing to suspend US tariff increases for a period – a more permanent resolution is nowhere to be seen. Trump and Xi dug in their respective positions and were largely waiting for the other side to blink. Not even.
Fox News "Katherine Lam and Associated Press contributed to this report.