Tuesday, January 22, 2019

BREAKING: U.S. to Formally Seek Extradition of Huawei Executive Meng Wanzhou

Meng Wanzhou
UPDATE below.

This is utterly insane.

The United States will proceed with the formal extradition from Canada of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada’s ambassador to the United States told the Globe and Mail.

David MacNaughton, in an interview with the paper, said the U.S. has told Canada it will request Meng’s extradition. The deadline for filing is Jan. 30, or 60 days after Meng was arrested on Dec. 1 in Vancouver.

Meng, the daughter of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested at the request of the United States over alleged violations of U.S. sanctions on Iran. She was released on bail last month, but is ordered not to leave Vancouver and is due in court in Vancouver on Feb. 6.

In Monday’s interview, MacNaughton said he had complained to the United States that Canada was suffering from Chinese revenge for an arrest made at the U.S.’s request.

“We don’t like that it is our citizens who are being punished,” the Globe and Mail cited MacNaughton as saying. “(The Americans) are the ones seeking to have the full force of American law brought against (Ms. Meng) and yet we are the ones who are paying the price. Our citizens are.”

If Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had any sense, he would order a technicality be found so that Meng is released.

Meanwhile, this is alarming evidence of how President Trump will allow the Empire to act in octopus-like police-action style globally when one of its global edicts, this one against trade with Iran, is ignored by parties in countries that should not be required to follow U.S. law.

And, of course, because Meng is an important figure in the higher echelons of Chinese power, it raises tensions between the U.S. and China for no good reason.



China’s Huawei Technologies will call for a quick resolution of the case regarding its detained executive in Canada who is accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, the company’s chairman, Liang Hua, said today, reports Reuters.

Liang was speaking to media on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

“We operate our business globally, and in every country we fully comply with local laws and regulation,” Liang said.


  1. I heard the other day that another Huawei employee was caught installing espionage capabilities in communications systems being sold to Polish military. Of course, Huawei denies they knew anything, but he was very high level and we all know Chinese government has control over Chinese businesses. This would give them info, not just of Poland, but of their allies as well. In other words, it looks like Huawei has been doing Chinese government's business so this is likely not just simply going after an innocent private company.

  2. So what does this have to do with the U.S.?

    1. Well, I think the concern is that gaining Intel in an ally also means they gain some US intel, for the Polish thing. I am not saying they should be doing this, just that I think there is more to their motivations. Of course the fact that this is a company sets bad precedent, but if this company is working for Chinese intelligence, which it seems they are, that would explain why the US is so interested.

    2. The US is not interested, a small special interest group that calls itself the US Federal Government is interested. Because the activity Huawei is accused of infringes on the USFG's ability to do the same through the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. The best action would be for the USFG to stop all such activity immediately, including their illegitimate pursuit of the Huawei executive.