lørdag 25. september 2021

Meng Wanzhou flies back to China after deal with US prosecutors – reports

Chinese telecoms executive Meng Wanzhou was freed after three years of house arrest in Canada, following an agreement with the US justice department to suspend the fraud charges against her that had poisoned Beijing’s relations with Washington and Ottawa.

Meng – Huawei’s chief financial officer and daughter of the giant corporation’s founder - was granted release in a Vancouver court hearing, hours after US prosecutors announced an agreement in New York. She then quickly boarded a flight to the city of Shenzhen, returning to China for the first time since her arrest in Vancouver’s international airport at the behest of US authorities in 2018, Agence France-Presse reported.

She had been under house arrest since, monitored by a private security company she pays for as part of her bail agreement. “Over the past three years, my life has been turned upside down. It was a disruptive time for me as a mother, wife and a company executive,” she told reporters outside the court. “But I believe every cloud has a silver lining. It really was an invaluable experience in my life. The saying goes, the greater the difficulty, the greater the growth.”