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VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrived on Tuesday for a hearing before a Canadian court in a case that has strained Beijing’s ties with Canada and the United States.
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Canada arrested Meng on Dec. 1 as she was changing planes in Vancouver, at the request of the United States, which on Monday brought sweeping charges against Huawei and Meng that paint the company as a national security threat. Meng was charged with bank and wire fraud to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, is scheduled to appear in court in Vancouver to discuss her bail terms, according to British Columbia Supreme Court schedules. She is fighting extradition to the United States. Following her arrest last month, China arrested two Canadians on national security grounds.
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Her arrest further aggravates U.S.-Chinese tensions at a time when the world’s two largest economies are locked in a trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump said in December that he could intervene in Meng’s case if it would serve national security interests or help close a trade deal with China.
In her December bail hearing, Meng argued she should be released on bail, citing her longstanding ties to Canada, properties she...
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