Category Archives: Telecom

A timeline of events in the case of Meng Wanzhou

Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei Technologies CFO, has pleaded not guilty in a deferred prosecution plea agreement reached with the U.S. Justice Department. The deal is expected to allow Meng to return to China. Here is a timeline of the Meng

Chinese-controlled company fights Ottawa’s order to divest assets on security grounds

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has directed a state-owned Chinese telecommunications firm to divest its stake in a Canadian subsidiary over national security concerns, prompting a court challenge of the order. China Mobile International Canada is aski...

High-profile extradition case of Meng Wanzhou wraps up with reserved decision

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has reserved her decision in the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, saying only she'll set a date for her ruling later.  The end of the extradition hearing is the culmination of

Defence lawyers wrap in Vancouver extradition hearing for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

VANCOUVER — A lawyer for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou wrapped up her defence team's arguments in the B.C. Supreme Court Tuesday by reminding the extradition judge of her task in the case.  Eric Gottardi told Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes that...

Government arguing unprecedented application of fraud law in Meng case: lawyer

VANCOUVER — A lawyer for Meng Wanzhou accused Canada's attorney general of turning fraud law "on its head," as the Huawei executive's formal extradition hearing resumed Monday. Defence lawyer Mark Sandler told a B.C. Supreme Court judge that governmen...

U.S. case against Meng Wanzhou is filled with gaps, her lawyers say

VANCOUVER — The United States has presented a "fatally flawed" case against Meng Wanzhou that is riddled with evidentiary gaps and doesn't meet the threshold for extradition, one of the Huawei executive's lawyers said Friday.  Eric Gottardi began the d...

Meng’s presentation to HSBC part of ‘co-ordinated’ plan: AG lawyers

VANCOUVER — A lawyer for Canada's attorney general says international bank HSBC risked economic prejudice, penalties and losses due to alleged misrepresentations by one of Huawei's most senior executives.  Robert Frater told a B.C. Supreme Court judge ...

Meng’s extradition case enters final leg with AG lawyer labelling her ‘dishonest’

VANCOUVER — The United States has laid out a case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou that shows her actions meet the classic definition of "commercial dishonesty," said a lawyer for Canada's attorney general, as her case entered its final stage

No person had ‘fairer hearing,’ government lawyer tells Meng Wanzhou extradition case

VANCOUVER — There has been no misconduct in the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou that would justify a stay of proceedings, a lawyer for Canada's attorney general told the British Columbia Supreme Court.  Robert Frater told the court Tu...

Meng’s legal team argues for stay in proceedings as remedy to ‘abuse’ in case

VANCOUVER — The only way for the Canadian justice system to protect its integrity after hearing arguments about widespread misconduct in the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is for proceedings to be stayed, her lawyers argued Monday. M...