torsdag 13. desember 2018

Huawei's CFO is out on bail, but the crisis sparked by her arrest is snowballing

Top Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou has been released on bail, but the international crisis triggered by her arrest is snowballing. President Donald Trump added a dramatic new twist on Tuesday by suggesting he may intervene in American efforts to prosecute Meng, the chief financial officer of tech giant Huawei, if it would help his pursuit of a trade deal with China.

Meng's arrest in Canada has injected an unpredictable new element into the volatile relationship between the United States and China, the world's top two economies, as they try to find a way out of their damaging trade war. Her case has prompted a backlash in China, alarmed businesses around the world and put Canada in the middle of a geopolitical standoff.