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Huawei CFO case: China accuses US, Canada of abusing extradition treaty

The British Columbia Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled Meng's case meets the Canadian extradition standard of "double criminality"

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Meng's arrest had stunned China, considering the iconic status of Huawei which is the Asian powerhouse's largest private company. Photo: Shutterstock

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
China on Thursday accused the US and Canada of abusing their bilateral extradition treaty for political reasons as a British Columbia court ruled that the case against Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou meets the threshold of double criminality -- charges would be crimes in both North American countries.

The British Columbia Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled Meng's case meets the Canadian extradition standard of "double criminality," state-run Xinhua news agency reported from Vancouver. Meng, who is deputy chair of the Chinese company's board and daughter of its founder Ren Zhengfei, was detained in Vancouver in December 2018 on the

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First Published: May 28 2020 | 2:11 PM IST

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