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Prof. Julian Ku’s Analysis of Huawei CFO’s Arrest and Its Aftermath Cited by US, Int’l Media

Julian Ku, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty Director of International Programs

Since the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese company Huawei Technologies, on Dec. 1 in Canada for extradition to the United States, Julian Ku, the Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, has been asked by numerous U.S. and international media outlets to provide analysis of issues related to the arrest and ensuing developments.

Cheddar, Dec. 6, “U.S. Justified in Huawei CFO Arrest, Says Law Expert”: a televised interview with Professor Ku on the legal justification for U.S. prosecution of Huawei’s CFO. Professor Ku’s comments also are quoted in the Cheddar article “Markets Rebound, Following Reports Fed May Try ‘Wait-and-See’ Policy” published that same day.

Vice, Dec. 6, “Arresting Huawei’s ‘Heiress’ Isn’t Going to Help Trade Negotiations With China”: an article quoting Professor Ku’s Twitter posts on the legal aspects of the arrest of Huawei’s CFO.

Foreign Policy, Dec. 7, “Arrest of Top Huawei Executive Could Roil Trade Talks with China”: an article quoting Professor Ku on the reaction of China to the prosecution of Huawei’s CFO.

BBC News (Chinese Edition), Dec. 12: Professor Ku is quoted extensively in Chinese-language media, including BBC News (Chinese Edition), on the detention of Huawei’s CFO and the effect of President Trump’s comments.

South China Morning Post, Dec. 13, “The long (American) arm of the law: how Huawei CFO’s arrest reopened an old wound in China-US relations”: an article in which Professor Ku’s views on the legality of the arrest of Huawei’s CFO are quoted and discussed.

Financial Times (Chinese Edition), Dec. 16: an article in which Professor Ku is quoted at length (in Chinese) on the legal standards and issues governing the arrest and possible extradition of Huawei’s CFO.

The Washington Post, Dec. 17, “The Huawei fallout leaves companies and countries with an impossible choice”: an article quoting Professor Ku’s Lawfare post as an authority justifying the arrest of Huawei’s CFO.

SupChina, Jan. 3, “Sinica Podcast: Julian Ku On Huawei CFO Meng”: an hourlong podcast hosted by two leading China experts on legal issues related to the detention of Huawei’s CFO.

South China Morning Post, Jan. 3, “Huawei tit-for-tat: the US may have a better case against Meng than China does against two Canadians”: an article quoting Professor Ku on the legal basis for the U.S. detention of Huawei’s CFO.

The Washington Post, Jan. 3, “Why it matters that a Chinese prosecutor says two detained Canadians ‘without a doubt’ broke the law”: an article quoting Professor Ku on the nature of the Chinese legal system relating to the detention of two Canadian citizens in China.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Jan. 5, “Chinese law used to detain Canadians gives Beijing authorities vast national security power”: an article quoting Professor Ku on the legal justification for the detention of two Canadians.

Macleans (Canada) Politics Insider Newsletter, Jan. 7: includes Professor Ku’s long quotation in the CBC News story on the problems with China’s legal justification for the detention of two Canadian citizens.

The Seattle Times/The Associated Press, Jan. 9, “China’s ambassador accuses Canada of ‘white supremacy’ in Huawei CFO arrest”: an article quoting Professor Ku on the Chinese ambassador to Canada’s statement accusing Canada of racism in detention of Chinese tech CEO. The article was also published by Time on Jan. 10 with the headline “China’s Ambassador to Canada Says Calling to Free Detainees Is ‘White Supremacy.’”

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