Canada's Justice Department confirmed Meng's arrest with Caixin.
Huawei Technologies Co.'s chief financial officer was arrested in Canada over potential violations of USA sanctions on Iran, provoking outrage from China and complicating thorny trade negotiations just as they enter a critical juncture.
According to a report by The Globe and Mail, Meng, who is also the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is now facing extradition to the US. A bail hearing is being planned for Friday to determine what will happen next.
Huawei issued a statement saying Meng was changing flights in Canada when she was detained "on behalf of the United States of America" to face "unspecified charges" in NY.
"Huawei has little information about the accusation against Meng and is not aware of any misconduct involving her", Guo Ping, deputy and rotating chairman of Huawei, wrote on his WeChat social media account.
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"Americans are grateful that our Canadian partners have arrested the Chief Financial Officer of a giant Chinese telecom company for breaking US sanctions against Iran, " he said. The tech company said it complies with all laws and rules where it operates.
However, Trump's administration has been cracking down on Chinese involvement in the American tech sphere, including with draft legislation barring the sale of national security-sensitive technology to China and blocking government or contractors from buying telecommunications equipment and services from both Huawei and ZTE.
The U.S. Justice Department could not immediately be reached for comment. American prosecutors are seeking to have her moved to the United States as it investigates whether the company broke trade sanctions against Iran.
The arrest comes as the USA has brought a number of legal cases against Chinese technology firms, with accusations such as cyber-security theft and violations of United States sanctions against Iran.
The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa said her human rights were violated and demanded she be freed. Mark Warner conveyed "grave concerns" over the possibility that the Chinese government might be using Huawei equipment to spy on and interfere with foreign governments.
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South Korean and U.S. soldiers stand guard at the truce village of Panmunjom, July 2017. " We're getting along very well ". Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on his return from Argentina he thinks the meeting will be in early 2019.
In June, Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper reported that U.S. lawmakers warned the Canadian government that Huawei posed a major cybersecurity risk.
BT is also removing Huawei equipment from the core of its existing 3G and 4G networks, the BBC reported.
The U.S.is anxious about the extent to which Chinese-made equipment is used in the telecommunications sectors of countries that host American military bases.
The probation violation cited by the judge involves the same conduct the U.S. Department of Commerce penalized in April by imposing a ban on U.S. companies selling goods to ZTE.
Huawei, which sells telecommunications and computer electronics equipment, is the world's second largest maker of smartphones, behind South Korean giant Samsung.
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