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    MAGA turns heat on China: Daughter of Huawei founder/CFO arrested over Iran sanctions

    MAGA is going all out to enforce sanctions on Iran. At least this should make top funder Adelson proud and convinve him to open his wallet again for MAGA 2020.
    Meng Wanzhou is one of the vice chairs on the Chinese technology company's board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei.

    Canada arrests Huawei CFO facing US extradition for allegedly violating Iran sanctions


    Published 17 Mins Ago Updated Moments Ago Reuters

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    Canada has arrested Huawei's global chief financial officer in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Wednesday.
    Representatives of Huawei, one of the world's largest makers of telecommunications network equipment, could not immediately be reached for comment by Reuters.
    The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Huawei violated sanctions on Iran.
    This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/05/cana...sanctions.html



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    Tariffs Man? Chinese Huawei founder's daughter/CFO arrested in Canada for US extradition

    'Tariffs man' behind this?



    Meng Wanzhou is one of the vice chairs on the Chinese technology company's board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei.

    Canada arrests Huawei CFO facing US extradition for allegedly violating Iran sanctions

    Published 17 Mins Ago Updated Moments Ago Reuters

    Canada has arrested Huawei's global chief financial officer in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Wednesday.
    Representatives of Huawei, one of the world's largest makers of telecommunications network equipment, could not immediately be reached for comment by Reuters.
    The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Huawei violated sanctions on Iran.
    This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/05/cana...sanctions.html

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    This is top headline in Chinese media. Some are fearing that on public pressure Chinese government in retaliation might start arresting exec of Apple/other US Co's on same trumped up charges.


    Huawei CFO arrested in Canada for US ‘for violating Iran sanctions’

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    Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, daughter of founder, arrested in Canada at request of US government ‘for violating Iran sanctions’


    • The US is seeking her extradition, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday


    PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 December, 2018, 6:29am

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/dipl...tained-canadia



    From Drudge:

    Huawei said in a statement to The Globe that Ms. Meng faces “unspecified charges in the Eastern District of New York” and was arrested when she was transferring flights in Canada.

    The Chinese embassy in Ottawa strongly protested the arrest of Ms. Meng, saying she had not violated Canadian or American law and demanded her immediate release.
    “The Chinese side firmly opposes to and strongly protests over such kind of actions which seriously harmed the human rights of the victim,” the embassy said in a statement. “The Chinese side has lodged stern representations with the U.S. and Canadian side, urged them to immediately correct the wrongdoing and restore the personal liberty of Ms. Meng Wanzhou. We will closely follow the development of the issue and take all measures to resolutely protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizen.”
    Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye and four high-ranking members of the National People’s Congress also cancelled an appearance before the House of Commons foreign affairs committee scheduled for Thursday.

    “I haven’t gotten an answer on why they cancelled, but the timing is certainly very curious,” Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole said.
    The decision by Canadian authorities to detain such a high profile Chinese citizen – and particularly one sought for extradition to the United States – is bound to hurt Canada-China relations.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...al-officer-in/




    Market sell-off set to continue as Dow futures get hit
    Christine Wang
    Published 58 Mins Ago
    U.S. stock futures opened lower Wednesday amid lingering anxiety about a possible economic slowdown and continued murkiness around trade relations with China. On Wednesday evening, futures initially indicated that the Dow Jones Industrial Average would open 400 points lower. Dow futures fell as much as 486 points at their lows. Markets have since recovered and, as of 6:36 p.m., ET, indicated that the Dow would open more than 200 points lower on Thursday.

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    Arrest of Huawei CFO shows 'the gloves are now fully off,' says Eurasia Group


    • The arrest of Huawei's global chief financial officer in Canada, reportedly related to the violation of U.S. sanctions, will affect trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing, according to risk consultancy Eurasia Group.
    • Canada's Department of Justice said on Wednesday the country arrested Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the U.S.
    • U.S. authorities have been probing Huawei, one of the world's largest makers of telecommunications network equipment, since at least 2016 for allegedly shipping U.S.-origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of U.S. export and sanctions laws, sources told Reuters in April.

    Huileng Tan
    Published 1 Hour Ago Updated 17 Mins Ago

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    As questions swirl over who knew what, when before, during and after the historic Trump-Xi dinner, we previously learned that National Security Advisor John Bolton revealed that he knew in advance that Canadian police were preparing to arrest Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng, meaning that Bolton knew that Meng was being taken into custody when he sat down alongside President Trump for Saturday's dinner trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    The timing is important of course, because if the US knew in ahead of the dinner of an imminent "material adverse event" that could spoil the trade ceasefire, it would be seen as very politically embarrassing to Xi, and as Deutsche Bank explained earlier, would be considered a major escalation.
    Huawei has been widely recognized as one of the most successful technology companies in China. This news pushed policy makers in Beijing into an awkward position. Public opinion in China will likely become more negative in respect to the trade war, and potentially against US companies. The government may find it difficult to tell the public that they have offered significant concessions to the US. The trade talk has just been resumed at the G20 meeting; now its outlook has darkened.
    Now, according to Reuters, and rather inexplicably, even as Bolton knew about Meng's imminent arrest, President Donald Trump was reportedly unaware the U.S. had requested Meng’s extradition from Canada before he joined Chinese President Xi Jinping for dinner on Saturday, a White House official said.

    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...e-trudeau-knew
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    As questions swirl over who knew what, when before, during and after the historic Trump-Xi dinner, we previously learned that National Security Advisor John Bolton revealed that he knew in advance that Canadian police were preparing to arrest Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng, meaning that Bolton knew that Meng was being taken into custody when he sat down alongside President Trump for Saturday's dinner trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    The timing is important of course, because if the US knew in ahead of the dinner of an imminent "material adverse event" that could spoil the trade ceasefire, it would be seen as very politically embarrassing to Xi, and as Deutsche Bank explained earlier, would be considered a major escalation.
    Huawei has been widely recognized as one of the most successful technology companies in China. This news pushed policy makers in Beijing into an awkward position. Public opinion in China will likely become more negative in respect to the trade war, and potentially against US companies. The government may find it difficult to tell the public that they have offered significant concessions to the US. The trade talk has just been resumed at the G20 meeting; now its outlook has darkened.
    Now, according to Reuters, and rather inexplicably, even as Bolton knew about Meng's imminent arrest, President Donald Trump was reportedly unaware the U.S. had requested Meng’s extradition from Canada before he joined Chinese President Xi Jinping for dinner on Saturday, a White House official said.

    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...e-trudeau-knew
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    The arrogance and hubris of Washington on full display. -

    "If you are not US citizen and you are not in the United States, we Washington the self proclaim dictators of the world, will still tell you what you can and cannot do and who you can and cannot trade with, and we will have our vassal minions kidnap you from other nations and rendition you here for violating our imperial world order decrees.
    Last edited by AZJoe; 12-07-2018 at 07:48 PM.
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    Arrest of Huawei’s CFO signals trouble for US tech companies doing business with China

    Arrest of Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou signals trouble for US tech companies doing business with China


    • US federal prosecutors will ‘want to know whether [suppliers] knew or had reason to know these violations occurred’, an analyst said
    • Fears grow that tensions between the US and China will make a trade deal more difficult to achieve



    PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 December, 2018

    The arrest of Huawei Technologies’ finance chief Sabrina Meng Wanzhou has exposed new risks facing US technology companies doing business with China and stoked fears of a prolonged US-China trade war.
    Meng, the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei of Huawei, the second largest smartphone maker in the world after Samsung, was arrested on Saturday by police in Vancouver, Canada, at the request of the US government on suspicion of violating US sanctions against Iran.
    Watch: Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou arrested

    The arrest of Meng, who is also known as Cathy Meng, is the latest move by the Trump administration to crack down on large Chinese technology companies after a ban on another Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, ZTE, earlier this year.
    It also sends a strong message that US tech companies that have business with China might face more headwinds.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/unit...es-wall-street





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    US-China tensions played no part in death of renowned Stanford professor Zhang Shoucheng, family says


    • The family of Professor Zhang Shoucheng denied Chinese social media rumours that his death was due to US-China tensions or the arrest of Huawei’s CFO
    • The renowned physicist died Saturday after a long battle with depression


    Zhang died on Saturday, December 1 following a battle with depression, according to his family. He was 55.
    Many rumours circulated on Chinese social media about his sudden demise, some trying to build links between his death to a possible US government investigation under Section 301 of US trade law into Zhang’s Danhua capital and even stretching to connect it to the arrest of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou on the same day.

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    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul. "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

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    Arrest of Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou signals trouble for US tech companies doing business with China


    • US federal prosecutors will ‘want to know whether [suppliers] knew or had reason to know these violations occurred’, an analyst said
    • Fears grow that tensions between the US and China will make a trade deal more difficult to achieve



    PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 December, 2018

    The arrest of Huawei Technologies’ finance chief Sabrina Meng Wanzhou has exposed new risks facing US technology companies doing business with China and stoked fears of a prolonged US-China trade war.
    Meng, the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei of Huawei, the second largest smartphone maker in the world after Samsung, was arrested on Saturday by police in Vancouver, Canada, at the request of the US government on suspicion of violating US sanctions against Iran.
    Watch: Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou arrested

    The arrest of Meng, who is also known as Cathy Meng, is the latest move by the Trump administration to crack down on large Chinese technology companies after a ban on another Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, ZTE, earlier this year.
    It also sends a strong message that US tech companies that have business with China might face more headwinds.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/world/unit...es-wall-street





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    US-China tensions played no part in death of renowned Stanford professor Zhang Shoucheng, family says


    • The family of Professor Zhang Shoucheng denied Chinese social media rumours that his death was due to US-China tensions or the arrest of Huawei’s CFO
    • The renowned physicist died Saturday after a long battle with depression


    Zhang died on Saturday, December 1 following a battle with depression, according to his family. He was 55.
    Many rumours circulated on Chinese social media about his sudden demise, some trying to build links between his death to a possible US government investigation under Section 301 of US trade law into Zhang’s Danhua capital and even stretching to connect it to the arrest of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou on the same day.

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    American tech executives warned about travel to China

    Executives in the tech industry are being warned about traveling to China as some experts speculate that the Chinese government could retaliate over the arrest of Huawei’s Meng. The 46-year-old Meng, who sometimes goes by the name Sabrina or Cathy, isn’t just the CFO of Huawei. She’s also the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, who has close ties to the People’s Liberation Army, the name for China’s armed forces.

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    American tech executives warned about travel to China

    Executives in the tech industry are being warned about traveling to China as some experts speculate that the Chinese government could retaliate over the arrest of Huawei’s Meng. The 46-year-old Meng, who sometimes goes by the name Sabrina or Cathy, isn’t just the CFO of Huawei. She’s also the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, who has close ties to the People’s Liberation Army, the name for China’s armed forces.

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    During the first hearing of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng, Canadian prosecutors have revealed the charges over which the US is seeking her extradition: She has been accused of conspiracy to defraud banks due to what prosecutors allege was an attempt to cover up transactions involving a Huawei subsidiary that violated US sanctions against Iran.
    Appearing in court wearing a green jumpsuit and without handcuffs, Meng reportedly looked to be in good spirits in a Vancouver courtroom where the prosecutions' case was detailed publicly for the first time. Specifically, the US alleges that Meng helped conceal the company's true relationship with a firm called Skycom, a subsidiary closely tied to its parent company as it did business with Iran.
    Meng used this deception to lure banks into facilitating transactions that violated US sanctions, exposing them to possible fines. The prosecutor didn't name the banks, but US media on Thursday reported that a federal monitor at HSBC flagged a suspicious transaction involving Huawei to US authorities, according to Bloomberg. Prosecutors also argued that Meng has avoided the US since learning about its probe into possible sanctions violations committed by Huawei, and that she should be held in custody because she's a flight risk whose bail could not be set high enough.


    Friday's hearing in Vancouver is just the start of a legal process that could end with Meng being extradited to stand trial in the US. Even if prosecutors believe there is little doubt as to Meng's guilt, the extradition process could take months or even years.

    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...be-high-enough
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    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    MoA Neocons Sabotage Trump's Trade Talks - Huawei CFO Taken Hostage To Blackmail China

    It was Bolton who a week ago intentionally damaged U.S. relations with China.

    The U.S. Justice Department arranged for Canada to arrest the chief financial officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, over alleged U.S. sanctions violations with regards to Iran. …

    The arrest on December 1 happened while president Trump was negotiating with president Xi of China about trade relations. Trump did not know about the upcoming arrest but Bolton was informed of it

    Mr. Trump was not told about it. … Bolton surely should have informed Trump before his dinner with Xi, in which Bolton took part, but he didn't.

    It was a trap. The arrest is a public slap in the face of China and to Xi personally. It will not be left unanswered. Whatever Trump may have agreed upon with Xi is now worthless. John Bolton intentionally sabotaged the talks and the U.S. relations with China. …

    Huawei is … the world leader in 5G wireless technology … It is one of the leading inventors in the 5G field and over the last years filed thousands of patents related to it. … Huawei's share in 5G patents has since risen further. Right now it is the only true 5G supplier that can build a complete network. … The company is still depending on computer chips manufactured in Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. But Huawei and other Chinese companies are now investing in their own chip manufacturing technology. They plan to use the 7 nanometer process which only few other companies in the world provide. Huawei is also investing in qantum computing.

    The December 1 arrest of Meng Wanzhou and a number of other incidents on that day gave rise to a number of interesting conspiracy theories … via Peter Lee :
    Red @OmeletteRed - 19:09 utc- 6 Dec 2018

    • April 2017: A director of Chinese tech giant Huawei personally escorted famed Shanghai-born physicist Zhang Shoucheng from the latter’s hotel in Shenzhen. Jackson & Wood Professor of Physics at Stanford University, Zhang was in town to attend an IT summit.
    • Sept. 2018: Prof. Zhang receives a European physics award, one of his many honors. His work in quantum physics is expected to revolutionize the global semiconductor industry. Yang Zhenning, the first Chinese scientist to receive the Nobel Physics Prize (1957), had predicted that Zhang would be the next one.
    • Dec. 1, 2018: Prof. Zhang and Meng Wanzhou are expected to attend a dinner in Argentina, where the G20 summit is being held.
    • Dec. 1, 2018: On her way there, Meng is arrested in transit by the Canadian government.
    • Dec. 1, 2018: Prof. Zhang falls to his death from a building in the US, allegedly a suicide. Said to be suffering from depression, he was 55.
    • Dec. 1, 2018: A nighttime fire breaks out at a factory of Holland’s ASML, the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology. EUV is crucial to the production of the next generation of semi-conductors, which US and Chinese tech firms as well as Korea’s Samsung are competing to be first to bring to market. Leading Chinese semiconductor producer SMIC is known to have ordered EUV technology worth US$120 million from ASML, for scheduled delivery early in 2019. After the fire, ASML announced that it expected delays in shipments of its products, notably early 2019. …

    The U.S. spy services and military do not like Huawei. They can no longer easily hack the equipment it sells. Convincing Cisco or some other U.S. company to leave back doors in their equipment is quite simple. One can always threaten the management or board of these companies with some tax investigation or over other shady activities. That is not so easy when the company is hosted in China. …

    The National Security Agency breached Huawei servers years ago in an effort to … create back doors so the National Security Agency could roam in networks around the globe wherever Huawei equipment was used. The U.S. is lobbying various countries not to use Huawei equipment. … Germany, meanwhile, said it opposed excluding any manufacturers from the planned construction of 5G mobile networks. …

    Staying in full compliance with U.S. sanctions is difficult and Huawei may indeed have not always done so. [so?] Then again - U.S. allegations of sanction violations can always be made up from hot air. They are certainly not the real reason why Meng Wanzhou has come under fire. The White House even admitted such.

    Meng Wanzhou was taken hostage to be used as leverage in China trade talks. The 'leverage' could also be used to push Huawei into providing the NSA with back doors to its equipment. This is the policy style of Somali pirates or Saudi clown princes. The ruthlessness of this blackmail operation is breath taking. It is typical of neo-conservative behavior to use such extreme measures. Trump's foreign policy is run by neo-conservatives

    Melania was right when she told an interviewer in Africa that her husband is surrounded by enemies within his administration. These are people who either opposed him during the 2016 campaign season or who signed up early in the campaign with an expectation that they could get jobs in a Trump Administration and in both cases understood that a president not accustomed to thinking seriously about other than business hustle could be manipulated or deceived in pursuit of their own agenda rather than his or that of the "deplorables."

    These people are the neocon incubi and succubi who seek an even more dominant hegemonic role in the world for the US. They are out and out imperialists of a kind not seen since the time of McKinley and the US-Filipino War.

    Bolton and Pompeo have Trump's ear and will manipulate him into selecting one of their friends as Kelly's replacement. Secretary of Defense Mattis is the next one to get kicked out. When all of Bolton's selected persons are in place, U.S. foreign policy will become even more radical than it already is.

    Taking the CFO of one of China's premier companies hostage to gain control over its technology and as leverage in trade talks is already an extreme measure which will have long term damaging effects on U.S.-China relations. Imagine what else can be done when the little that is left of lawful behavior and decency in U.S. foreign policy gets completely thrown out.
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    'Arrogant jingoist policy’: Lavrov blasts Washington’s request to arrest Huawei CFO

    Washington’s “revolting” policy of stretching its own criminal laws to other countries' territories has to end, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said as Huawei’s top executive faces extradition to the US. Lavrov slammed America’s habit of applying its laws “extraterritorially” and dubbed it “revolting to the vast majority of normal states and normal people.” ...
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul. "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

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    Comment from FB:

    "IMPERIAL PERSECUTION: A STEP TOO FAR
    The world's Rogue State has gone one step too far in its intensifying persecution of Huawei. Having virtually banned the Chinese technology standard-bearer from US markets, it has now arrested the company's deputy chairwoman and heir apparent through its Canadian vassals.

    Whatever Washington's excuses about violation of its Iran sanctions or threats to its national security, there is just one real reason for the latest US outrage: China is taking an independent path to development. Worse, the Chinese are doing so well that they could overtake the Empire and end its longtime domination of the world.

    Smaller, weaker nations that refuse to take dictation from Washington get destabilized, regime-changed, invaded or bombed back to the Stone Age. The current full-spectrum assault on China is what happens to those that are too big to bomb. ..."
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul. "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

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    From Voltairnet.org -

    "The heart of the problem is that the Chinese firm uses a system of encryption that prevents the NSA from intercepting its communications. A number of governments and secret services in the non-Western world have begun to equip themselves exclusively with Huawei materials, and are doing so to protect the confidentiality of their communications."











    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul. "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

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    NEO - The Abduction of Meng Wanzhou

    "It is clear the US is pushing the battle line to our door … We can completely regard the US arrest of Meng Wanzhou as a declaration of war against China.” - an editorial in the Global Times of China

    The background to the arrest is fairly simple. Huawei has become a global competitor in the global phone market and their 5G phones are cutting edge technology and so not welcomed by competing phone companies … The company has even been threatened by the US and allied governments with criminal charges in America’s increasingly hostile economic war against China alongside its increasing military pressure, provocations and insults. It’s one way to control the market. But now, acting as a mafia they have kidnapped, detained, and hold hostage a Chinese woman whose simple crime is going to work every day. The lack of outcry from women’s rights groups in the west is not surprisingly, deafening.

    The pretext for her arrest is that Huawei has violated US sanctions against Iran. But the “sanctions” imposed on Iran by the US recently are illegal under international law, that is under the UN Charter that stipulates that only the Security Council can impose economic sanctions on a nation. The latest American sanctions are not approved by the Security Council. Sanctions imposed unilaterally by one nation against another are not legal and are violation of international law. … There is no legal justification for her arrest by the Canadians who detaining her …

    John Bolton … admitted that he knew that this was going to happen several days in advance …

    Trudeau’s statement that this arbitrary arrest was not politically motivated and that he was not involved in giving orders for Canadian police to detain her once she landed in Vancouver is preposterous since the Extradition Treaty between Canada and the United States requires that the United States inform the Canadian foreign ministry of its request and send them the documents supporting the request.
    Further Article 2 of the Treaty requires that Canada can only act on such a request if, and only if, the offence alleged is also an offence by the laws of both contracting parties. But the unilaterally imposed and illegal sanctions placed against Iran by the USA, are not punishable acts in Canada

    the “sanctions” are illegal as the are in violation of the UN Charter. …

    Article 4 (1) of the Extradition Treaty states:
    “Extradition shall not be granted in any of the following circumstances:
    (iii) When the offense in respect of which extradition is requested is of a political character, or the person whose extradition is requested proves that the extradition request has been made for the purpose of trying to punish him (or her) for an offense of the above-mentioned character. If any question arises as to whether a case comes within the provisions of this subparagraph, the authorities of the Government on which the requisition is made shall decide.” …

    Trudeau cannot evade responsibility for this hostage taking, this arbitrary arrest and detention since his government had to consider the US request and consider whether it was politically motivated. … the matter had to be considered at the highest level, by him. …

    the offence alleged is not an offence in Canada, and cannot exist under international law … the US request is clearly politically motivated and has the objective of damaging both Iran and China … It was a political arrest. The rule of law in Canada has been suspended, at least in her case, and so can be in any case. …
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul. "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

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    Canada's extraordinary arrest one week ago of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder and billionaire executive Ren Zhengfei, and its decision to charge her with "multiple" counts of fraud - a preamble to her likely extradition to the US to face charges of knowingly violating US and EU sanctions on Iran - has elicited widespread anger in Beijing, which declared Meng's detention a "violation of human rights" during a bail hearing for the jailed executive on Friday.
    That anger has apparently only intensified after the hearing adjourned without a decision (it will resume on Monday, allowing Meng's defense team to argue for why she should be released on bail, contrary to the wishes of government attorneys who are prosecuting the case).

    And with Canada insisting that it will prosecute Meng to the full extent of the law over allegations that she mislead banks about the true relationship of a Huawei subsidiary called Skycom, angry Chinese officials have decided to issue an ultimatum directly to the Canadian ambassador, who was summoned to a meeting in Beijing on Saturday and told in no uncertain terms that Canada will face "severe consequences" if Meng isn't released, according to the Wall Street Journal.
    China's foreign ministry publicized the warning in a statement (though Canadian officials have yet to comment):
    Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng summoned Canada’s ambassador to Beijing, John McCallum, on Saturday to deliver the warning, according to a statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
    The statement doesn’t mention the name of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, though it refers to a Huawei "principal" taken into custody at U.S. request while changing planes in Vancouver, as was Ms. Meng. The statement accuses Canada of "severely violating the legal, legitimate rights of a Chinese citizen" and demands the person’s release.
    "Otherwise there will be severe consequences, and Canada must bear the full responsibility," said the statement, which was posted online late Saturday.
    Phone calls to the Canadian Embassy rang unanswered while the Canadian government’s global affairs media office didn’t immediately respond to an email request for comment.
    The warning marks an escalation in Beijing's rhetoric as investors worry that the arrest could cause the shaky trade detente between the US and China to devolve into acrimony. A federal judge issued a warrant for Meng's arrest back in August. Though after she was made aware of the warrant, Meng avoided travel to the US. She was arrested in Vancouver last Saturday while traveling to Mexico.


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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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