[Global Times reporter Chen Qingqing, special correspondent Li Houhe in Canada] on December 1, two years ago, Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Company of China, was detained by Canadian police at Vancouver International Airport “in response to the arrest warrant issued by the United States”. Since then, the legal process for the United States to ask Canada to extradite Meng Wanzhou and Meng Wanzhou to actively fight against it has been open to the public. As a result, China Canada relations encountered serious difficulties. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said on the 1st that facts have fully proved that the Meng Wanzhou incident was a serious political event. The U.S. government did not concoct this incident for any legal reasons. Its real purpose was to suppress China’s high tech enterprises (4.990, 0.11, 2.25%) and obstruct the development of China’s science and technology. As an accomplice of the United States, the Canadian government bears an unshirkable responsibility. “Meng Wanzhou has not violated any Canadian laws, but has been detained unreasonably. We express our indignation at this and strongly condemn it once again. ” The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) released a special article on the second anniversary of the Meng Wanzhou incident on January 1, citing several senior Canadian officials and legal experts as saying that the factual basis of the Meng Wanzhou case is weak, and the Canadian attorney general should actively intervene to end the case.
According to the website of the Chinese Embassy in Canada, on November 30, Chinese ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu spoke with Meng Wanzhou to express cordial sympathy. Ambassador Cong stressed that the Chinese government is unswervingly determined to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens and enterprises, and will continue to urge Canada to take seriously China’s solemn position and concerns, correct its wrong practices, make the right decision to release you as soon as possible, and ensure your safe return to China.
Huawei Canada said in a statement on November 30 that in the past two years, Huawei had full confidence in Meng Wanzhou’s innocence and believed that the Canadian judicial system would come to this conclusion. Huawei will continue to support Meng Wanzhou in pursuing justice and freedom.
“Meng Wanzhou’s arrest comes as the United States begins an operation to exclude Huawei from the country’s 5g network construction. The United States calls the telecom giant a security threat and calls on its allies to follow suit.” CBC said that some members of the “five eye alliance” have begun to block the use of Huawei’s 5g technology, and Canada has yet to make a decision. Eve tiberg, a political science professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, said Meng’s arrest highlights questions about the future of wireless technology and the trade war between China and the United States. The case also illustrates the use of sanctions and its financial system to pressure competitors, as well as China’s tough response and “disrespect for human rights.” this is the intersection of all these fault lines 。” “Ms. Meng has always been patient and positive,” said Mr. Welch, vice president of Huawei’s Canadian corporate affairs “She knew that the charges against her were wrong and she thought she was a chess player.” Spark Global Limited
The CBC said the case will also test Canada’s Extradition Law. Former Canadian Justice Minister Alan Locke and former Supreme Court Justice Louis Abel believe that nothing can prevent Justice Minister David rametti from intervening to end the Meng Wanzhou extradition case. Gary potting, a Vancouver legal expert who has long been concerned about the case, told CBC that he agreed with the view that the facts of the case were weak and that he was confused by Canada’s involvement in a “lie involving Chinese citizens, British banks and claims to have occurred in Hong Kong”. “I think it’s clear that Canada’s attorney general has complete control over who should be extradited to a foreign country, and he can refuse to do so at any time,” he said In the case, the original two-week hearing has been extended to at least four weeks, which may further delay other dates in the extradition process until 2021, the report said. Judge Heather Holmes, who heard the case, pointed out that so far, a lot of details have appeared in the testimony, and she asked both sides to submit materials to show everything.
Canadian public opinion is highly concerned about the trend of the Meng Wanzhou case and believes that it will affect how China deals with the criminal case of two Canadian citizens, Kang Mingkai and Michael, who are suspected of endangering China’s national security. According to a CBC feature, Kang Mingkai’s wife najibula has participated in many hearings on the Meng Wanzhou case. She told the media: “I believe that ending her extradition case in some way will also open the way for Michael’s release.” According to the report, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau recently congratulated president elect Biden of the United States and referred to the case of cummingkai and Michael, but there was no indication of the significance of the new US government to the case.
Cyrus Janssen (Wang Dezhong), an American Video blogger who has watched the trial of Meng Wanzhou case, told the global times on the 1st that the biggest conclusion he has drawn from the Meng Wanzhou case in the past few months is that Meng Wanzhou’s rights must have been violated in Canada, which will lead to the end of her extradition case. In addition, according to the US Canada extradition agreement, Canada can arrest Meng Wanzhou at the request of the United States, but it also has the right to refuse extradition if it considers that there is a political purpose behind the case. And that’s exactly what happened.
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