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HASSAN: Expect more unsettling consequences in the Huawei affair

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25.01.2019

Canada, China and the U.S. all have a stake in the case of Huawei ‘s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who is the daughter of the company’s founder. She has been under effective house arrest with some family members in Vancouver since she was arrested while in transit there in December.

The U.S. wants her extradited to face charges that she infringed sanctions laws by allowing Huawei to deal indirectly with Iran through Skycom, a subsidiary company — and covered it up. The alleged deception caused at least one bank to send money to this company.

The Chinese say the U.S. motive is political, but her detention follows a thorough investigation by U.S. Justice Department officials. They are convinced that Huawei deliberately broke the rules.

The issue goes beyond trading with Iran. The U.S. also alleges that Huawei has stolen........

© Winnipeg Sun