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The Huawei arrest fueled another online surge of outraged patriotism in China

When Canada confirmed it had arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei and the daughter of its founder, online patriotism and worry immediately surged in China. A hashtag referring to Huawei’s response to the arrest was the top trending topic (link in Chinese) on social media platform Weibo in early office hours of Dec. 6, with around 2.5 million real time searches.

Meng replaced her father as one of Huawei’s four vice-chairs in March, a move that w

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