Canada Arrests Huawei’s Global Chief Financial Officer in Vancouver

December 5, 2018

Author: 

Robert Fife and Steven Chase

Publication: 

Globe and Mail

Related Country: 

  • Canada
  • China
  • United States

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies, was arrested in Canada at the request of U.S. authorities on suspicion that she violated U.S. sanctions on Iran.  The U.S. Justice Department has requested Meng be extradited to the United States, where she faces undisclosed charges brought by the Justice Department's Eastern District of New York office.  Huawei has been under investigation over suspected Iran sanctions violations since at least 2016. Meng, who is 46, is also the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei.