The capture of the chief financial officer of the Chinese technology group Huawei in Canada threatens trade conflict between the United States and China of stoking up. On Friday a bail hearing for the Top-Manager Meng Wanzhou is recognised at the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver for 10.00 a.m. (local time/19.00 CET). The Americans are pushing for Mengs to delivery, as a spokesman for the canadian Ministry of justice confirmed. China calls for the immediate release. The conflict has sent the stock markets on Thursday on a downward spiral.
The canadian government has taken, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday (local time) no impact on the arrest Mengs. “I can assure everyone that we are a country with an independent judiciary,” said Trudeau in front of reporters in Montreal. “The competent authorities have taken the decision in this case without any political interference or impairment.” He even had obtained “a few days” before the arrest Mengs aware of it.
violations of the Iran sanctions
Otherwise, Trudeau called no further details and referred to the publication ban in the case. According to the canadian Ministry of justice, the publication ban was enacted at the request of Mengs lawyer. China, which had just been agreed in the trade dispute with the United States a “truce”, responded on Thursday with a sharp Protest against America and Canada on the arrest. You have to allow prompted Washington and Ottawa, “the arrested Person immediately,” said Chinese foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Thursday in Beijing.
According to the canadian newspaper “The Globe and Mail”, the first already on 1. December was the arrest had been reported, finds the American justice, the Huawei Manager due to breaches of Sanctions. An Insider, according to Meng to be accused, to have the trade embargo against Iran hurt. Details of the allegations were not known, the newspaper writes. The Manager had been taken when a Change of trains in Canada. Meng is also the Vice Chairman of the electronics group, and daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei.