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Rise in US-China tensions after Canada arrests Huawei exec : Daughter of founder faces extradition to US; detention could be related to suspected violations of Iran sanctions

Dec 07, 2018 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

A top executive and daughter of the founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei faces extradition to the United States after her arrest in Canada.

The development has sparked tensions and rattled markets just days after China and the US called a truce on their trade war.

Ms Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, was detained in Vancouver last Saturday while in transit.

Canada's Ministry of Justice said in a statement that the US is seeking her extradition, and that she...