The federal government has been quietly strengthening commercial and military relations with the Indo-Pacific allies, but foreign policy experts believe Ottawa’s reluctance to give a more comprehensive strategy in the region stems from concerns about upsetting China. Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese telecoms executive, was released from house arrest in Canada after reaching an agreement with the US Justice Department to drop the fraud allegations against her that have strained Beijing’s ties with Washington and Ottawa.
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s top financial officer and the company’s founder’s daughter, was granted bail in a Vancouver court hearing, just hours after US prosecutors revealed a deal in New York. She then swiftly boarded a flight to Shenzhen, returning to China for the first time since being apprehended at the request of US authorities in Vancouver’s international airport in 2018. Since then, she has been under house arrest, with a private security company monitoring her, as part of her bail deal.
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While Meng’s case will be postponed until December of next year, after which it would be dismissed totally if she meets her responsibilities, the way in which she has been sent back to China goes on to show how Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau have kneeled before Xi Jinping. One of those responsibilities was to not contradict a statement of facts she signed as part of the bargain while retaining her ‘not guilty’ plea or to pretend that she signed it inadvertently. The US Department of Justice will subsequently drop its extradition proceedings against her, and her lawyer, David Kessler, has requested that she be released on bail.
Trudeau’s love for China
Canada has just been called a ‘running dog of the United States’ by China. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been called a mere ‘boy’ by China. Yet, Canada still seems to be lacking the gumption and spine to take on an undiplomatic, rowdy and bullish China. China’s consul general to Rio de Janeiro, Li Yang, derided Trudeau in a tweet, late March, blaming him for ruining friendly relations between the two countries. In the tweet, he said, “Boy, your greatest achievement is to have ruined the friendly relations between China and Canada, and have turned Canada into a running dog of the US.”
Boy, your greatest achievement is to have ruined the friendly relations between China and Canada, and have turned Canada into a running dog of the US. Spendthrift!!! pic.twitter.com/qWCfJH4bYb
— Li Yang (@Li_Yang_China) March 28, 2021
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The derogatory remarks by China, which were most definitely not made by Li Yang on his own accord and had the tacit approval of political higher-ups within the Chinese Communist Party, have once again proven how Canada is sitting fodder for China to walk all over. Under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau particularly, Canada has come to be known by the Chinese as a sheepish country with no self-dignity, which is why it keeps taking repeated insults by the paper dragon lying down.
The latest turn of events
“We look forward to seeing Ms Meng Wanzhou return home safely to be reunited with her family,” Huawei Technologies said in a statement. Huawei will continue to defend itself in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York against the allegations.” The complete deal was not made public during the court session right away. Meng Wanzhou was charged with bank and wire fraud for allegedly misrepresenting Huawei’s activity in Iran to the HSBC bank.
Meng Wanzhou and Huawei were involved to a conspiracy to sell computer equipment to Iran in violation of sanctions, according to Reuters news stories from 2012 and 2013, which were used in the US case against her. In 2008, the US filed a secret order for Meng’s arrest, and Canadian authorities were urged to detain her when she arrived at Vancouver airport on December 1, 2019.
The agreement, which recommended her release, permitted her to formally deny guilt on major accusations while yet recognising the Americans’ assertions. Later that day, Canadian prosecutors told a Vancouver judge that they had abandoned their efforts to extradite her to the United States and that she should be released from custody.
For nearly three years, she had been under house arrest in her multimillion-dollar Vancouver mansion. Ms Meng Wanzhou was spotted entering the facility with Chinese consulate officers ahead of her court hearing. She was eventually let free by the judge.
Any student of Asian history is aware that your glorious British Empire was enriched from looting India and China. Your India before British conquests had led the world ‘s highest GDP but became famine stricken and utterly destroyed at the end. Your fabulous Yankee Empire is even more Imperial, they use financial weapons mostly to colonize their world.
No other nations, especially not China, has wrecked as much death and destruction as your white friends. No matter how much you try to embrace ‘whiteness’ and their ‘white man’ s burden’, you will fail to be accepted by Trumpets and Confederates as their Greatest fear is : the Browning of America by the likes of you.
Many of you ( including Hong Kongers) suffer the Stockholm syndrome, or in other words – sympathy for the Devil.
Author Sisodia fails to address the original sin of the arrest of Meng Wanzhou. She was arrested in an abnormal Customs inspection while IN TRANSIT for extraterritorial application of US law for a HK-Iran transaction. Sisodia is blind to this issue.
It amazes me that the author would root for the Western imperial/colonial empire. Does Mr. Sisodia have any awareness of the colonial brutality of the Anglo-Saxon Five Eyes masters over its dominions……in INDIA?!
I guess it’s not OK for menials to denigrate their masters for Sisonia, while it’s fine for masters to abuse their menials. Shame on the colonial sycophancy demonstrated by the author!