Canada arrests Cheif Financial Officer of Huawei, Wanzhou Meng at the request of the US over claims she violated sanctions against Iran. Most details are kept private due to a publication ban at Meng's request, but she was arrested on December 1st in Vancouver and will have a bail hearing on December 7th.
It’s an extremely high-profile arrest, as Meng happens to be the daughter of Huawei’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, a former People’s Liberation Army engineer whose connection to the Chinese Communist Party has contributed to the suspicions of US intelligence agencies. Meng also serves as deputy chair on Huawei’s board.
“The company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng, The company believes the Canadian and US legal systems will ultimately reach a just conclusion. Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including applicable export control and sanction laws and regulations of the UN, US and EU.” techcrunch reported
This increase the tensions between U.S authorities and Huawei, which was already worse. When Donald Trump signed a bill to ban government agencies from using products and services from Huawei.
Another Chinese smartphone maker, ZTE, had already been fined $1.2 billion for selling goods to Iran and North Korea.