The U.S. Justice Department has struck a deal with Meng Wanzhou, finance chairman of Chinese telecommunications and technology group Hawaii. This means that the charges against him will be dropped, Reuters news agency writes on a local basis.
Meng was arrested in 2018 in Canada. The United States has accused him of lying about trade ties with an Iranian company that is subject to US sanctions. For example, she may have misled HSBC Bank about this.
Meng had to stay in Vancouver, Canada until he was handed over to the United States. According to the business newspaper The Wall Street Journal, US lawyers are now allowing Meng to return to his native China. A court in New York is expected to hear the verdict on Friday. Meng will participate via video link from Canada.
Meng’s arrest put a lot of pressure on the relationship between China on the one hand and the United States and Canada on the other. Shortly after the arrest, China detained two Canadians. One of them, Michael Spear, was sentenced in August to 11 years in prison for spying.
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