Published: Tue, December 03, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Huawei's Meng 'no longer fears unknown' despite 'torment, struggle' of last year

Huawei's Meng 'no longer fears unknown' despite 'torment, struggle' of last year

The lawyers for a Huawei executive who is accused of fraud in the US have filed a court application calling for the Canadian government to immediately stop its attempt to extradite Meng Wanzhou.

Ms Meng was arrested in Vancouver airport at the request of the US.

They're being held in a detention centre and are allowed exclusively rare visits from consular employees.

Describing their harsh detention conditions, The Globe and Mail newspaper, citing unnamed sources, reported that Kovrig's jailers at one point seized his reading glasses.

"Every day, my schedule was fully packed and I was constantly rushing from place to place, and from meeting to meeting", Meng said in her statement.

Ms Weng was granted bail 11 days after being detained.

In her open letter - published on the Huawei website - she said the applause in the public gallery after the court's decision "made her burst into tears".

As a part of the bail circumstances, Ms Meng was given an digital tag, and a 23:00-06:00 curfew, however was allowed to journey round much of Vancouver.

She continued: "Right now, time seems to pass slowly".

"I always felt like I was being stretched thin and that there was never enough time to get everything done". "He was not going to ask how I was, or even send me a text message", said Ren. "I can take the time to discuss minutiae with my colleagues or to carefully complete an oil painting".

As for her future at Huawei, one thing is certain: She obtained't be getting a promotion.

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In December 2018, Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the company's founder, was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States for allegedly breaching U.S. sanctions against Iran - accusations that have been repeatedly denied by the company.

Her extradition hearings are set to begin January 20. Her penchant for designer stiletto heels, sometimes with glitter on them, draws attention to the GPS-tracker on her left ankle that she has been ordered by the judge to wear to make sure she does not flee the country.

Canada has previously declared the arrests of Spavor and Kovrig "arbitrary".

The 2 Canadians have been detained in December, shortly after Ms Weng was detained.

Meng's arrest sparked a diplomatic row.

The conditions contrast sharply with those of two Canadians detained by China on vague espionage charges after Meng's arrest. Following Canada's elections last month, Chinese authorities once again called for the release of Meng.

"She's basically showing that she's sensitive, that she loves the country, but she's been wronged", said Ross Sullivan, a partner with Vancouver PR firm Peak Communicators.

Cong said that he stressed to Meng that Beijing is "determined to protect the just and legitimate rights and interests of its citizens and enterprises, and will continue to urge the Canadian side to correct its mistake and take measures to solve the issue as soon as possible".

"These two circumstances they're very a lot totally different in nature", he stated.

The two leaders came to an understanding and a truce was signed - but thousands of miles away in Canada, a new battle was just beginning. Both Huawei and Meng have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. Huawei, seen as a national champion in China, denies the charges. If Huawei is the crown jewel of Chinese tech, then Ms Meng is its princess.

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