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“I want to thank my motherland and the people of my motherland for their support and help, which is the biggest pillar for me to come today!” Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, said in Canada after his release. Then she flew back to China by charter flight from Canada. This was the most watched news event on the 25th – it quickly topped the list on microblog hot search. On “flightradar24”, her “plane” became the most popular flight and was “tracked” far more than other flights. This is because over the past 1000 days, the arbitrary detention of Chinese citizens has brought a legal and geopolitical dispute involving China, the United States and Canada. It can be said that it has attracted worldwide attention, but now it is “suddenly over”. From the beginning, this dispute was the political persecution of Chinese citizens by the United States and Canada, aimed at suppressing Chinese high-tech enterprises. Both the Chinese government and the Chinese people have always stood firmly behind Meng Wanzhou. You know, in the face of the overbearing style of “long arm jurisdiction” in the United States, as an executive of a well-known high-tech company, Meng Wanzhou’s experience is not alone. Pieruzi, a former Alstom executive in France, was detained for 5 years and jailed for 25 months, which is another classic case. The outcome of the two people is quite different, especially Meng Wanzhou’s failure to plead guilty from beginning to end, which shows too many problems. For many observers, the end of the case also means subtle changes in China US relations, but it is still not optimistic whether a real breakthrough can be achieved.
“With the unremitting efforts of the Chinese government, on September 24 local time, Ms. Meng Wanzhou left Canada in a chartered plane of the Chinese government.” Xinhua news agency released such a message on the morning of the 25th. Subsequently, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian forwarded the message on his microblog and wrote: “welcome home”. Foreign media noted that after the Chinese media released the relevant news, “Meng Wanzhou is about to return to China” quickly became the first in the microblog hot search.
On the evening of the 25th, Meng Wanzhou arrived at Shenzhen Bao’an airport by chartered plane. The Global Times reporter saw that a large number of media and people spontaneously came to welcome Meng Wanzhou back to China. At the airport, Meng Wanzhou choked and said, “I finally returned to the embrace of the motherland… The motherland, I’m back!”
Earlier, on the way home, that is, when flying over the Arctic, Meng Wanzhou released a speech in the circle of friends under the title of “the moon is the hometown of Ming, peace of mind is the way home”. “Without a strong motherland, there would be no freedom for me today!” she wrote: “in the past 1028 days, I hesitated about, and it was difficult to make a choice; in the past 1028 days, I wandered day and night, even if there were thousands of words to say; in the past 1028 days, mountains and rivers were heavy, and I didn’t know where to go back…”
On December 1, 2018, Meng Wanzhou was arrested by Canadian police at the request of the U.S. Department of justice while transiting through Vancouver Airport. The United States accused her of misleading HSBC on Huawei’s Iranian business. Thus, the political operation of the United States and Canada has opened a long-term judicial and diplomatic game involving the three countries.
From the beginning, this was a political persecution of Chinese citizens. Ten days after Meng Wanzhou was arbitrarily detained, then US President trump said he would intervene if the case was “conducive to reaching the largest trade agreement in history”. Bolton, a former senior official of Trump’s government, said in his new book in 2020 that trump wanted to use Meng Wanzhou as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations with China.
In August this year, when Meng Wanzhou was illegally detained by the Canadian government for nearly 1000 days, the global times issued an open letter to the Canadian ambassador to China and launched a joint activity of “asking Canada to release Chinese citizens persecuted by the United States”. In just 24 hours, the number of CO signers was close to 10 million, showing the general concern and strong dissatisfaction of the Chinese people with Meng Wanzhou.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said at an inquiry on the 25th that China’s position on the Meng Wanzhou incident is consistent and clear. Facts have already fully proved that this is a political persecution against Chinese citizens in order to suppress China’s high-tech enterprises. The allegation of Ms. Meng Wanzhou’s so-called “fraud” is pure fabrication. Even the HSBC Bank, which the United States refers to as the “victim”, has issued documents sufficient to prove Ms. Meng’s innocence. The actions of the United States and Canada are typical arbitrary detention.
Didn’t plead guilty
Meng Wanzhou was released on Friday, Canadian time. “Previously, she reached an agreement with the U.S. prosecutor to solve the criminal charges of fraud, which led to her being detained in Vancouver for nearly three years and deepened the diplomatic rift between China and the United States and Canada.” the Financial Times said on the 25th that on Friday, at the hearing of the federal court in Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. prosecutor announced that it had reached an agreement with Meng Wanzhou to suspend prosecution, A few hours later, a Canadian judge ordered Meng Wanzhou’s release.
According to the associated press and other media reports, US Assistant prosecutor David Kessler said that if Meng Wanzhou fulfilled the provisions of the agreement and did not refute any factual charges against her, the US side would withdraw the charges at the end of the suspension on December 1, 2022. According to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of justice, mark LESCO, Acting Assistant Secretary for national security of the Department, said, “this deferred prosecution agreement will end the extradition procedure in Canada, otherwise the procedure may last for many months or even years.”
It is worth noting that before Meng Wanzhou’s release, some foreign media hyped that she would “plead guilty for release”. Obviously, this is not the case. Meng Wanzhou admitted the “statement of facts” of the case when attending the New York court hearing by video, but made it clear that he did not plead guilty. “I am very glad that Ms. Meng Wanzhou has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of justice to suspend the prosecution,” said William Taylor, Meng Wanzhou’s lawyer in a statement. “Ms. Meng has not pleaded guilty. We very much look forward to the complete revocation of the charges against her in 14 months. Now, she will regain her freedom and go home to reunite with her family.”
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) said on the 25th that in an earlier tweet, it “reported the wrong information about the” Meng Wanzhou plea agreement “. In fact, as part of the suspension of prosecution agreement reached with the US government, Meng Wanzhou did not plead guilty”. CBC also said that the previous error message had been deleted.
Gary botting, an authoritative expert on Extradition Law in Canada, told the global times that Meng Wanzhou was free and could return home immediately, which is the effect that the agreement should achieve. He believes that Canada played a very disgraceful role in the whole incident. At the same time, people also realize that the United States is no longer qualified to act as a “world policeman”, and “I hope the judges of the U.S. judicial department dealing with the Meng Wanzhou case can realize this”.
Coincidentally, mark jettvoy, vice chairman of the board of directors and former chief financial officer of Russia’s Novatec natural gas group, was arrested in the United States for tax issues. Russia’s “expert” network said that this may be related to the company’s fierce competition with the United States in the LNG market. It is reminiscent of the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer. “The United States has always treated executives of foreign companies in this way”. According to Russia’s viewpoint newspaper, although jetboy has Russian American dual nationality, the press secretary of the Russian President Peskov said on the 24th that he is ready to provide diplomatic assistance to jetboy as a Russian citizen.
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