Huawei’s leading lady is welcomed as a hero in China
China has hailed Hawaiian executive Meng Wancho as a hero, released in Canada. At Shenzhen Airport, her hometown, Meng was laid a red carpet and a group of people sang patriotic songs for her.
China’s state broadcaster CCTV previously released a statement from Meng while on a flight to China. In her own words, tears welled up in her eyes as she “approached the warmth of the great homeland”. “Without a strong homeland, I would not have the freedom I have today,” she said.
However, the Chinese media remained silent on the release of two Canadians imprisoned in China in retaliation. The two were taken to Calcutta on Saturday by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Meng was allowed to leave Canada after being under house arrest for nearly three years. She was waiting there to be extradited to the United States, where he wanted to punish her for fraud and conspiracy. The U.S. Justice Department concluded a deal with her on Friday. The charges against Hawaii’s finance chief were dropped.
Meng, the daughter of Hawaii founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in 2018 in Canada. The United States has accused him of lying about trade ties with an Iranian company that is subject to US sanctions.
Meng’s arrest put a lot of pressure on the relationship between China on the one hand and the United States and Canada on the other. Shortly after the arrest, China detained two Canadians.
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