The US Department of Justice has reached an agreement with Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Telecom and Technology Group. And Reuters news agency wrote on the basis of an insider that this means that the charges against her will be dropped.
Meng was arrested in Canada in 2018. The United States accused her of lying about business contacts with an Iranian company that is under US sanctions. For example, it would mislead HSBC about this.
Meng had to remain in Vancouver, Canada, pending his extradition to the United States. The Wall Street Journal reported that US prosecutors are now allowing Meng to return to her native China. A New York court is expected to hear the settlement on Friday. Meng will participate via video call from Canada.
Meng’s arrest put great strain on relations between China on the one hand and the United States and Canada on the other. Soon after the arrest, China arrested two Canadians. One of them, Michael Spavor, was sentenced in August to 11 years in prison for espionage.
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