Citing Canada’s Globe and Mail broadsheet, Reuters said the Trump regime “will proceed with (requesting) the formal extradition from Canada of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou” to the US.
Word reportedly came from Canadian envoy to Washington David MacNaughton. Deadline for the request is January 30 – 60 days after Meng’s unacceptable arrest and detention in Vancouver on December 1.
She’s currently held under round-the-clock-monitoring house arrest in the city, mistreated like a criminal.
What’s going on is part of Washington’s efforts to undermine China’s aim to become an economic, industrial, and technological powerhouse, including by targeting its tech giants like Huawei, serving US corporate interests, Ottawa acting as a US proxy.
Privately owned Huawei is a technological leader, the world’s largest telecom equipment manufacturer, the second largest smartphone maker, a top-100 Fortune global company – one of China’s most important enterprises.
It’s leading the race to roll out next generation cutting-edge 5G technology of mobile Internet use, ahead of US and European competitors. At stake are trillions of dollars of economic value ahead. Huawei is targeted by Washington for the above reasons.
Extraditing Meng to America for prosecution and potential imprisonment for alleged involvement in circumventing illegally imposed US sanctions on Iran will further strain Sino/US relations.
A previous article explained that Republicans and undemocratic Dems weaponized sanctions, one of the ways they wage war by other means.
The Vienna-based International Progress Organization calls their use “an illegitimate form of collective punishment of the weakest and poorest members of society, the infants, the children, the chronically ill, and the elderly.”
Washington uses them against independent states unwilling to subordinate their sovereignty to its interests – a bipartisan conspiracy against rule of law principles and responsible governance, part of what imperialism is all about.
Beijing warned of “grave consequences” if Meng isn’t unconditionally released, indicating it’ll respond accordingly to protect the interests of its public and privately run enterprises.
Meng is due in court on February 6, a Canadian judge to rule up or down on Washington’s extradition request – or perhaps Canada’s Supreme Court if China appeals an unjust ruling if rendered.
MacNaughton said Ottawa will honor Washington’s extradition request if judicially approved.