For the past year, Meng Wanzhou, the financial director and daughter of Huawei's founder, lives under house arrest in one of her two luxurious villas in Vancouver, Canada. She wrote to thank her supporters and colleagues.
In this letter, which was posted on Huawei's official website and on social media, there is no mention of the charges against her or her extradition hearing due to begin next month. A letter that has already been read by more than 60 million Internet users .
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's CFO, chooses a very personal and sentimental tone to thank her colleagues and supporters. " Your warmth is like a lighthouse that lights my way, " Huawei's chief financial officer wrote. The heiress of Huawei admits to having gone through moments of anguish and disappointment, but seems to enjoy his free time. Her life as a stressed businesswoman running from meeting to meeting has given way to a quieter daily life. "I have enough time to read a book from beginning to end, I can talk to my colleagues or paint a picture."
Extradition procedure for the United States
Arrested on December 1, 2018 at the Vancouver airport as she made a stopover on a trip to Hong Kong, Meng Wanzhou faces an extradition request from the United States. They accuse him of lying to the banks and violating US trade sanctions against Iran. His extradition hearing is scheduled to begin in January.
This is a dangerous business for Canada. Relations between Ottawa and Beijing are going through an unprecedented crisis since the arrest. Following the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, two Canadian nationals, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, were arrested in China. They are still imprisoned and accused of espionage. To put pressure on China, it suspended imports of colza and Canadian meat for several months, before resuming in early November.
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