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Huawei CFO Strikes Out in First Bid to Block Extradition from Canada

  • Canadian judge’s ruling lets extradition proceedings continue
  • Meng Wanzhou to remain under house arrest in Vancouver
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Huawei CFO Meng Fails to End U.S. Extradition Fight in Canada
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Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was so confident of her bid to end her U.S. extradition case that she posed with a victory sign last weekend in front of a Vancouver courthouse. Those hopes were dashed Wednesday when a Canadian judge ruled the proceedings would continue, keeping her under house arrest.

The ruling marks an early victory for U.S. authorities but is already further straining relations between Canada and China. A Chinese embassy spokesperson in Ottawa on Wednesday called the case “a grave political incident” and urged Canada to let Meng return to China. Two Canadians, detained within days of Meng’s arrest in December 2018, also remain jailed in China.