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Huawei will call for a quick resolution of detained executive in Canada

Huawei’s Liang Hua said on Tuesday, the company will call for a quick resolution of the case regarding its detained executive in Canada who is accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Liang, who was appointed acting CFO of the company in December following the arrest of the Huawei’s CFO at the request of the US, was speaking to media on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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“We operate our business globally, and in every country, we fully comply with local laws and regulation,” Liang said, adding the company welcomed requests to see the tech giant’s product development business as well as other units, reports Reuters.



Recently, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton, told the Globe and Mail, that the U.S. will request the extradition of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou.

In the response, Liang Hua said, Huawei has not had any contact with authorities about the extradition of the company’s finance chief from Canada to the United States.

Liang Hua added, the company is not aware of any request and has no details on the case.

“We are aware of the situation in question and we are following closely on this issue but we do not have direct communication with the authorities,” Liang told.

“We will follow closely this event and we hope for a quick conclusion for Ms Meng, so Ms Meng can have her personal freedom.”



Liang added the issue of Canadians being arrested in China had no relation to Huawei.

Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, was released on $10 million bails in December after three days of hearings. Her bail conditions include a requirement that she lives at a house owned by her husband, and must be in that home between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Her bail also required her to surrender her passport and submit to 24/7 monitoring, which she is paying for herself.

Former CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 over alleged violations of U.S. sanctions.



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