The Chief Financial Officer of Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei was arrested in a Vancouver airport during a flight change Sunday, at the behest of the U.S. The bail hearing is set for today for Meng Wanzhou, daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, reported The Globe and Mail. She faces extradition to the U.S. The Wall Street Journal reported the Justice Department is investigating whether Huawei violated U.S. sanctions on Iran. The DOJ declined to comment.
Huawei has faced increased scrutiny
in the U.S. and other countries, as lawmakers and security experts
warned of potential national security risks from using Huawei products. The
U.S. is concerned the Chinese government could be using Huawei’s
networking technology to spy on Americans, which the company denies.
The Pentagon in May, ordered stores
on American military bases to stop selling smartphones made by Huawei
and Chinese rival ZTE. The Trump administration urged America’s allies
to stop using Huawei telecommunications equipment because the Chinese
company poses a security threat, Inside Towers reported. Continue Reading