The chief financial officer of global technology giant of China, Huawei Technologies, was arrested in Richmond and is facing extradition to the United States.
According to a statement obtained by – Richmond News from the Department of Justice of Canada, Meng Wanzhou was arrested in & # 39; Vancouver on 1 & # 39; December.
the – News arrest made in understanding Airport & # 39; Vancouver or close to it on Saturday.
"She requested for extradition by the United States, and bail hearing was set for Friday," The speaker of Canada Justice Ian McLeod told the news by email.
As a publication ban in place, which was requested by Meng, the department refused to provide further details on extradition.
However, according to – Globe and Mail, She was arrested on suspicion it violated the trade sanctions & # 39; the United States against Iran.
Meng is the vice president of the board & # 39; Huawei and is daughter of the founder of the company Ren Zhengfei, from his first marriage.
Meng, 46, was CFO & # 39; Huawei Technologies since 2011 and vice president of the company since March 2018.
Huawei Technologies, launched in 1987 in & # 39; Washington China, was the largest telecom equipment manufacturer in the world by 2012.
It also produces consumer electronics and this year passed Apple to become the second largest manufacturer & # 39; smartphones in the world, behind Samsung Electronics.
In 2017, the company had C $ 123.79 billion in revenue, and classified 72nd on the Fortune Global 500.
Provided products and services in & # 39; more than 170 countries and has over 180,000 employees worldwide. Has offices in & # 39; 60 countries, including one in Burnaby.
The US government was concerned about Huawei for years because of uncertainty about his relationship with the Chinese government.
The founder Ren was Army soldiers People's Liberation before the company started and opponents said they maintain links with the security services of China. Huawei denied links.
In 2011, the US government established a Huawei to buy the assets of the company of the U.S. server technology 3Leaf, grounds & # 39; national security.
In 2012, the House of Representatives issued a report that said that Huawei presents a national security threat to the United States, and US companies and its government should avoid doing business with the company.
F & # 39; May, the Pentagon banned the sale & # 39; Huawei phones at military bases.
F & # 39; August, the President of the United States Donald Trump signed an act to prohibit the use of & # 39; Huawei components or services that are "essential" or "critical" for the used systems.
Other countries, such as Australia and New Zealand, also followed the case.
In 2012, the Australian government banned Huawei to offer for each NBN, the network & # 39; access to Australian broadband, grounds & # 39; national security.
For the same reason, the government & # 39; Australia closed the telecom giant Huawei of China for its 5G mobile network in the summer.
F & # 39; in November, the government & # 39; New Zealand has banned the parent company of Spark from using telecommunication equipment & # 39; Huawei, which is described as "a serious risk to national security".
However, Huawei is allowed to operate in Canada and in & # 39; interview & # 39; September with the Globe and Mail, Scott Jones, head of the Canadian Center for Cyber Security, said Ottawa is confident that there are sufficient safeguards to deal telecommunications -riskji of & # 39; hacking or spying from China.
The probe of the Department of Justice & # 39; the United States, the first reported by The Wall Street Journal in & # 39; April, follows a series of & # 39; actions & # 39; the United States aimed to halt or slow access by Huawei and maker & # 39; Chinese smartphone ZTE Corp. in the US economy & # 39; & # 39 case, allegations that companies can use it- spy on Americans.