Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, Meng WanzhouAccording to an agreement reached with the US authorities that requested her extradition, Canada released her after nearly three years of lawsuits and returned to China tonight.
Meng took a chartered plane by the Chinese government to return to the southern city of Shenzhen, where he had Your Huawei headquarters, This Saturday around 21:52 local time (13:52 GMT), as shown in the live image of the national television station CGTN.
His release coincided with the release of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, two Canadians who have since been detained in China. December 2018 Apparently it was arrested in Canada in retaliation for the board of directors. Beijing has always denied that its arrest is related to the Meng case.
A parade of all honors greeted Meng at the airport, while several citizens waited to sing an ode to her as a national hero, and displayed red flags and supporting posters to welcome him.
“China, I’m back. Thank you for your support during this time. We are all together, and the motherland is the backing of all of us Chinese,” Meng said in a brief speech after getting off the plane.
Meng Wanzhou, who will be quarantined upon arrival, thanked China, the Chinese people and the President, Xi Jinping, In order to get her back “effort”.
China hopes that Meng’s return will be seen as a victory, and Shenzhen itself has dressed up for the occasion. The city’s tallest Ping An tower is displayed with the lighting “Meng Wanzhou, welcome home”.
For now, Beijing has remained silent on the liberation of the “Michaels” (known as Spavor and Kovrig): today’s Chinese spokesperson ignores their existence and only describes the Meng case as one of the “political persecutions.” Hua Chunying, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that “strikes against Chinese technology companies.”
Chinese media such as the Global Times or CGTN emphasized that the agreement has “historical significance” and “helps ease the friction between Washington and Beijing.”
At the request of the U.S. government, Meng was arrested in Canada in December 2018, after which she continued to stay on probation and lived with her family in a mansion owned by her in Vancouver.
At the same time, according to North American national media reports, the “Michael’s family” has been strictly quarantined in China since December 2018, with limited visits by Canadian consuls, and the cells are kept illuminated 24 hours a day.
According to US prosecutors, the committee finally appeared in federal court in Brooklyn (New York) yesterday. Before that, it pleaded not guilty, but “understood its leading role in designing plans to defraud global financial institutions.”
In the release agreement reached with the US authorities, Meng confirmed the authenticity of the four-page allegations, showing that she provided false testimony to an unnamed financial institution and agreed not to commit other state or federal crimes.
The announcement at the same time marked the end of one of the most serious crises in the history of Canada-China diplomatic relations.