Monday, 10 Dec 2018
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The Latest: Bolton was aware of impending Huawei arrest

WASHINGTON – Huawei Technologies. (All times local):

1:58 p.m.

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton says in an interview with NPR that he knew about the pending arrest in Canada of an executive for a Chinese tech company.

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, who is suspected of trying to evade U.S. trade curbs on Iran, could further elaborate a trade stand-off between Beijing and Washington.

Meng, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, and the daughter of its founder. She faces possible extradition to the United States.

Huawei, the biggest global supplier of network gear, has been the target of U.S. security organizations.

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4:20 p.m.

China Huawei Technologies, China, Huawei Technologies, China.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Thursday that China was in contact with the case of Meng Wanzhou with both Canada and the U.S., which requested its detention on suspicion of trying to evade U.S. curbs on trade with Iran.

Geng also said that Meng's legal rights must be ensured. He said neither Canada nor the U.S. had so far responded to China's concerns.

Meng, Huawei's chief financial officer, faces possible extradition to the United States, according to Canadian authorities. Meng was detained in Vancouver on Saturday, the President Donald Trump's Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Argentina.

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1:50 p.m.

China has asked Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who is arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks.

Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, faces possible extradition to the United States, according to Canadian authorities. The Globe and Mail newspaper, citing law enforcement sources, said she is accused of trying to evade U.S. curbs on trade with Iran.

The arrest follows a U.S.-Chinese cease-fire in a war against Beijing's technology policy.

Asian stock markets tumbled on the news, fearing renewed U.S.-Chinese tensions that threaten global economic growth.

The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa said Meng broke no U.S. or Canadian laws and demanded Canada "immediately correct the mistake" and release her.

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