Canada arrests chief financial officer of China's Huawei

Wednesday - 05/12/2018 20:10
Reuters / Aly Song (file photo) | People walk past a Huawei sign at the Consumer Electronics Show in Shanghai, China on June 14, 2018.
Reuters / Aly Song (file photo) | People walk past a Huawei sign at the Consumer Electronics Show in Shanghai, China on June 14, 2018.
Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies for possible extradition to the United States.

Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod said Meng Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday.

McLeod said a publication ban had been imposed in the case and he could not provide further details. The ban was sought by Meng, who has a bail hearing Friday, he said.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that U.S. authorities are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei violated sanctions on Iran.

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