November 30, 2021

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Huawei, Meng leave Canada: “I can’t be free without strong China” .. Beijing frees two Canadians

Ottawa – The legal-diplomatic war between Beijing, Washington and Ottawa has reached its final turning point. Huawei Finance Director, Meng Wancho, Who was released in Canada after three years in detention, is fleeing to China to escape extradition to the United States due to an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department.

Agreement with the United States, Lady Huawei will return to China

By our correspondent Anna Lombardi


Meng, 49, the daughter of the founder of the Chinese telecommunications founder, boarded a flight to Shenzhen shortly after her release, according to Canadian television footage. Before leaving, the Chinese manager sent his message via social media thanking his country: “I would not have gained independence today without a strong China. I will soon return to the warmth of my homeland. Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, my own country is growing stronger and richer every day.

“We live in a time of peace, we were born in a better country,” Meng reiterated, adding that he grew up in an era of reforms and openness, and therefore saw and experienced the greatest possible change by the people. Party leadership. Meng described China, the party and the government as a beacon that illuminated the “dark moments” of his life. “Despite all the twists and turns, this return trip was a pleasant trip home.”

From Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian’s first comment came in a post on his personal account on Weibo, China’s most popular micro-blogging site. “Welcome Home Meng Wanjo”.

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Almost simultaneously, two Canadians, Michael Gowrick and Michael Spover, were released and flew to Canada. Shortly after Meng Wanzhou’s departure, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement: “About 12 minutes ago, the plane carrying Michael Gowrik and Michael Spover took off from Chinese airspace and headed for Canada. Are inspiring.

Former diplomat Michael Gowrick and businessman Michael Spover were arrested in China in December 2018 for spying, sparking an unprecedented diplomatic crisis between Ottawa and Beijing. Canada retaliated by arresting Meng Wancho following his arrest at the request of the United States.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has welcomed China’s decision to release Canadian citizens Michael Spover and Michael after “arbitrary” detention.