It is a red rag for the USA: Meng Wanzhou of all people is to take over the leadership of Huawei. The daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei had previously fought for years against extradition to the United States. In China, it has a completely different image.
Meng Wanzhou to take over Huawei chairmanship
According to confirmed reports, Huawei has found a successor plan for founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei. The now 78-year-old is to be replaced by his daughter. As of April 1, 2023, it is planned that Meng Wanzhou takes over the management of the Chinese group (Source: heise online). The already damaged relationship between Huawei and the USA is likely to deteriorate further.
Because Meng Wanzhou is not unknown in the USA. The 51-year-old was at the center of a bank scam designed to circumvent US sanctions against Iran. At the request of the US, Wanzhou was opened in 2018 arrested in Canada. She was able to legally defend herself against her extradition to the USA to the end. For three years she was under loose house arrest in Canada. Only a deal with US prosecutors meant that Wanzhou was able to return to her homeland.
In China, the daughter of the Huawei founder is considered a heroine who successfully prevailed against the USA. In fact, the case against her was dropped a few months ago. China had in return for their release two Canadians released from Chinese custody. They were accused of espionage.
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