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The Conversation: The arrest of Huawei executive has put Canada in tight spot

By Stéfanie von Hlatky, Associate Professor, Political Studies, and Director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen’s University. Co-authored with Alexander Mirza.
This article is republished from The Conversation.

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, right, is escorted by a member of her private security detail while arriving at a parole office in Vancouver in December 2018.
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, right, is escorted by a member of her private security detail while arriving at a parole office in Vancouver in December 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada has been in the spotlight for acting on an American extradition request, arresting Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications giant Huawei and daughter of its founder.

For those in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s corner, the debate so far has focused on the detention of Canadians in China, with Beijing being painted as thuggish for its retaliatory tactics.


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