Date: Dec 09, 2018
By: AP, VANCOUVER, British Columbia
A Canadian prosecutor on Friday urged a Vancouver court to deny bail to a Chinese
executive at the heart of a case that is shaking up US-China relations and worrying global financial markets.
Huawei Technologies Co (華為) chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou (孟晚舟) was detained at the request of the US during a layover at Vancouver International Airport on Saturday last week — the same day US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) agreed over dinner to a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that threatens to disrupt global commerce.
The US alleges that Huawei used a Hong Kong shell company to sell equipment in Iran in violation of US sanctions.
It also says that Meng and Huawei misled US banks about its business dealings in Iran.