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Old 2021-09-25, 13:30   #286
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Originally Posted by ewmayer View Post
Meng Wanzhou's arrest exposes China's world domination plot | NY Post

Hmmm ... of course there is a huge "pot, meet kettle aspect to this, *but* China has an asymmetric capability for hardware-implant hacks due to the US and Europe having offshored most of their microelectronics manufacture there. The 5G angle is also interesting.
Originally Posted by Dr Sardonicus View Post
It could be from any of a number of movies. Or true crime stories. Or terrorism-related news stories: "Meet our demands or the hostages die."

When Canada detained Meng Wanzhou on a US extradition request, the Chinese took a Canadian already tried, convicted, and sentenced to 15 years, retried him, and sentenced him to death. Now,

China accuses detained Canadians of stealing state secrets. If the offense is deemed a serious threat to State security, the penalty is death.
Canada said Friday that it will allow court hearings for the U.S. extradition request for Meng to proceed.

David Mulroney, a former Canadian ambassador to China, said the new allegations against Kovrig and Spavor are a response to that action.

"Every step in the process will be matched by a step by China. The desire is to raise the raise the pressure to extent that we simply give in," Mulroney said.
Canadians released after Huawei CFO resolves US charges
NEW YORK (AP) - Two Canadians detained in China on spying charges were released from prison and flown out of the country on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, just after a top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies reached a deal with the U.S. Justice Department over fraud charges and flew to China.

The frenetic chain of events involving the global powers brought an abrupt end to legal and geopolitical wrangling that for the past three years has roiled relations between Washington, Beijing and Ottawa. The three-way deal enabled China and Canada to each bring home their own detained citizens while the U.S. wrapped up a criminal case against a prominent tech executive that for months had been mired in an extradition fight.

The first activity came Friday afternoon when Meng Wanzhou, 49, Huawei's chief finance officer and the daughter of the company's founder, reached an agreement with federal prosecutors that called for fraud charges against her to be dismissed next year and allowed for her to return to China immediately. As part of the deal, known as a deferred prosecution agreement, she accepted responsibility for misrepresenting the company's business dealings in Iran.

About an hour after Meng's plane left Canada for China, Trudeau revealed that Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were also on their way home. The men were arrested in China in December 2018, shortly after Canada arrested Meng on a U.S. extradition request. Many countries labeled China's action "hostage politics. "These two men have been through an unbelievably difficult ordeal. For the past 1,000 days, they have shown strength, perseverance and grace and we are all inspired by that," Trudeau said.

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