Meng Wanzhou

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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou loses bid to end US extradition fight in Canada

Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou failed to persuade a Canadian judge to end extradition proceedings, keeping her under house arrest in Vancouver as the fight against U.S. efforts to prosecute her moves forward.

The ruling marks an early victory for U.S. authorities but is likely to further strain relations between Canada and China. On Tuesday, China — Canada’s second-biggest trading partner — called for Meng’s immediate release “to avoid continuous damage of China-Canada relations.” Two Canadians, detained within days of Meng’s arrest in December 2018, also remain jailed in China.

Source: Livemint