•   
  •   
  •   

MoneyHuawei CFO to appear in Canada court in U.S. extradition case

08:20  07 december  2018
08:20  07 december  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Canada Has Arrested Huawei's Global CFO, Globe and Mail Reports

Canada Has Arrested Huawei's Global CFO, Globe and Mail Reports Wanzhou Meng

Supreme Court of British Columbia records show the ban is pursuant to Section 26 of Canada ' s Extradition Act, which says that before an extradition hearing is held, a judge Court records show that hearings in this case have been going on over the last week at the B.C. top court in Vancouver.

Also on rt.com Huawei finance chief arrested in Canada , faces extradition to US over Iran sanctions – report. The US reportedly wants her on charges of dealing with Iran in violation of US sanctions. Huawei separately faces opposition from the US intelligence community, where some officials see it

Huawei CFO to appear in Canada court in U.S. extradition case© Maxim Shipenkov/EPA/REX/Shutterstock VANCOUVER/TORONTO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd who is under arrest in Canada is set to appear in a Vancouver court on Friday for a bail hearing as she awaits possible extradition to the United States.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, 46, who is also the daughter of the company founder, was arrested on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States. The arrest, revealed by Canadian authorities late on Wednesday, was part of a U.S. investigation into an alleged scheme to use the global banking system to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran, people familiar with the probe told Reuters.

Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng arrested in Vancouver, faces extradition to U.S.

Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng arrested in Vancouver, faces extradition to U.S. Canadian authorities have arrested the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies in Vancouver, B.C. Wanzhou Meng, who also goes by Sabrina Meng, was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday, Dec. 1, Department of Justice Canada spokesperson Ian McLeod told Global News. He said Meng faces extradition to the U.S., and that a bail hearing has been set for Friday. "As there is a publication ban in effect, we cannot provide any further detail at this time," McLeod said. He added that the publication ban was sought by Meng. Huawei has not responded to Global News' request for comment. READ MORE: U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO — The chief financial officer of the Chinese technology company Huawei Technologies, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested on Saturday in Canada at the request of the United States, according to Canadian authorities.

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is facing extradition to the U . S . after she was arrested in Vancouver, Canada , on Saturday. Meng, who is the daughter of Huawei ’ s founder Ren Zhengfei, holds the positions of CFO and deputy chairman at the company. Her bail hearing has

The news roiled global stock markets on fears the move could escalate a trade war between the United States and China after a truce was agreed on Saturday between President Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in Argentina.

Trump did not know about the arrest in advance, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding talks to resolve the trade dispute.

Details of the case against Meng, to be heard in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, remain sparse.

Canada's Justice Department has declined to provide details of the case and Meng has secured a publication ban, which curbs the media's ability to report on the evidence or documents presented in court.

The bail hearing could be just a preliminary session to set out a schedule, lawyers said.

China demands release of Huawei exec

China demands release of Huawei exec Chinese officials are demanding that Canada release Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer, who was arrested in Vancouver over the weekend and faces possible extradition to the United States. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Thursday that the Chinese government also wants Canadian officials to reveal the reasoning behind Meng Wanzhou's arrest Saturday. He also said Meng's legal rights must be ensured, adding that neither Canadian nor American officials had so far responded to China's concerns.

Canadian authorities on Saturday arrested Huawei Technologies CFO Wanzhou Meng in Vancouver at the request of U . S . authorities, according to a report. Canadian Justice Department press representative Ian McLeod confirmed Wanzhou’ s court hearing is scheduled for Friday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada has arrested Huawei ' s global chief financial officer in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U . S . sanctions against Iran, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The Crown counsel is expected to argue that Meng poses a flight risk and should be kept in a detention facility, legal experts said. The onus will be on Meng's lawyer to provide evidence that she will not flee, they added.

Huawei, which has confirmed Meng was arrested, said on Wednesday that "the company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng."

A Huawei spokesman declined to comment on Thursday and said that Wednesday’s statement still stands.

LONG FIGHT

If granted bail, Meng will likely have to post bail with "a surety of several million dollars", Vancouver lawyer Gary Botting, who has experience with extradition cases, said. She would also have to give up her passport, he said.

Meng could also be fitted with electronic monitoring equipment, and the court could go so far as to order security to monitor her while she awaits a decision on extradition, lawyers said.

Trudeau says he had advance notice of Huawei executive's arrest

Trudeau says he had advance notice of Huawei executive's arrest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa had a few days' prior notice of the arrest of an executive from the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei following U.S. allegations the company violated sanctions on Iran. Authorities conducted the arrest without political interference, Trudeau said Thursday in his first comments on the arrest of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, which has further inflamed tensions between the U.S. and China. Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday and is being sought for extradition by the U.S. A bail hearing has been set for Friday.

Canadian authorities have arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei , the Chinese smartphone manufacturer. Mr McLeod said a publication ban had been imposed in the case and he could not provide any further details. The ban was sought by Ms Meng, who is due to appear in court for a bail

Canadian authorities have arrested the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies in He said Meng faces extradition to the U . S ., and that a bail hearing has been set for Friday. Politics. Canada was courting Saudi Arabia for billions in new business before ill-fated tweet.

If Meng fights extradition, her case could go on for years, lawyers said, pointing to examples like Lai Changxing, a Chinese businessman who fled to Canada after he was implicated in a bribery case and fought extradition to China for 12 years. If she chooses not to fight, she could be in the United States within weeks, experts said.

"You need massive material and evidence to support detention release," said Richard Kurland, a Vancouver-based immigration lawyer. He said Meng would likely be returned to detention if there was no decision on bail.

It is unclear where Meng is being held in Vancouver. Several lawyers have noted that detention facilities in the region are spartan and she would likely be sharing her quarters with other inmates.

Huawei, which employs about 1,000 people in Canada, faces intense scrutiny from many Western nations over its ties to the Chinese government, driven by concerns it could be used by Beijing for spying.

The United States has also been looking since at least 2016 into whether Huawei violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, Reuters reported in April.

More recently, the probe has included the company's use of HSBC Holdings Plc to make illegal transactions involving Iran, people familiar with the investigation said. HSBC is not under investigation, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Huawei has said it complies with all applicable export control and sanctions laws and other regulations. (Reporting by Julie Gordon in Vancouver and Anna Mehler Paperny in Toronto; Additional reporting by David Ljunggren in Ottawa; Editing by Denny Thomas and Sonya Hepinstall)

Chinese-Canadian group defends detained Huawei CFO.
Members of the Vancouver's Chinese community are rallying in support of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer and deputy chair of the board for the Chinese tech giant Huawei. Meng, 46, was arrested in Vancouver last Saturday and is being sought for extradition by the United States. On Friday, Crown counsel told a bail hearing in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver that Meng is "charged with conspiracy to defraud multiple international institutions," with each charge carrying a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. In a hastily pulled together press conference in Richmond, B.C.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!