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Published online: March 1, 2019

Canada's Stance on Huawei CFO's Arrest: How Highly Disputed Case Will Unfold?

Ji Hee Suh
In-House Attorney at Hanmi Pharmaceutical / Hanmi Science Co. Ltd
Samsung Tower Palace Suite B-dong, Unjuro 30 gil 56, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul 06294 Korea.
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The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of international telecom giant Huawei Technologies, have fired up political and diplomatic commotions around the world. Meng's arrest in Vancouver based on several indictment charges accused by the US government against Meng particularly situated Canada in a precarious position of standing strong as an ally of the US, but also avoiding needless enragement of China. Because the US filed a formal extradition request to Canada, Canada's federal Minister of Justice has to determine whether Meng's extradition hearing will take place, by examining legal prongs under the US-Canada Extradition Treaty. The international communities will be watching closely of this contentious extradition case that will certainly have huge implications on diplomatic, economic and political relationships between the Western world and China.

Keywords : Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, US-Canada Extradition Treaty, China

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