What ‘arrest’ means for the Canadians detained in China — and the epic battle over Huawei
By Gerry Shih and Emily Rauhala
The Washington Post
May 16, 2019
Last week, trade talks between the United States and China appeared to collapse, leading both countries to levy additional tariffs on each other. On Wednesday, the U.S. government all but banned American companies from doing business with Huawei.
Against this backdrop, the formal arrest will almost certainly be interpreted as a political signal, said Julian Ku, a professor of law at Hofstra University. “The message is: ‘We are still mad about Meng and Huawei, and we are going to continue with our charges. We are not backing away from this,’ ” he said.
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