Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies, in Vancouver on Saturday at the request of the United States, Canada's Justice Department announced Wednesday. Meng, who is also the deputy chairwoman of the company's board, is the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei. On Thursday, China demanded that Canada "immediately correct the mistake" and "immediately release the detained person" and explain the reason for her arrest. The U.S. reportedly wants to prosecute Meng for Huawei's alleged violation of Iran sanctions, though her arrest comes at a delicate moment for trade between the U.S. and China thanks to a trade war launched by President Trump.
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