Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers allege the records the U.S. government filed to back up its request for Canada to extradite her are “replete with intentional or reckless error,” and are asking for a stay of the proceedings. Chinese foreign ministry spokespeople claimed Meng’s detention was politically motivated, citing a CSIS report. (Reuters, CBC, The Globe and Mail)
Talking point: The CSIS report showed the Canadian government expected a backlash to Meng’s detention, and the foreign ministry’s comments Monday named both Ottawa and Washington in the supposed political conspiracy. The U.S. and China are competing to set international standards in key technology areas like networking and AI. But U.S. firms were reportedly unclear on how much information they could share at 5G rule-setting forums in which Huawei was participating under existing restrictions, limiting their influence. Chinese tech stocks rose on news of the upcoming commerce-department order. Meanwhile, the federal innovation department is reportedly pushing Telus to remove Huawei equipment in its 4G network in Ottawa and Gatineau.