Washington Post

Extradition fight enters crucial phase for Huawei's Meng - and for the Chinese tech giant

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou waves to the media as she leaves her house on her way to a court appearance on the first day of her extradition trial on January 20, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. The United States government accused Wanzhou of fraud after HSBC continued trade with Iran while sanctions were in place. Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/AFP

Weeks before the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in 2018, a book came out in which she wrote about the struggle to get the company’s financial records on a sound footing.

”Ten years ago, Huawei’s finance staff were criticized nonstop,” she wrote, referring to her father only by his title. ”They were criticized by our CEO Mr. Ren Zhengfei, by business departments, by customers, and by employees. We were like a headless chicken, running around aimlessly.”..

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