Meng is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei – one of China’s leading businessmen, an ex-PLA officer and an elected member of the 12th NCCP. Sabrina Meng Wanzhou has been detained by Canadian authorities at the request of the US government, a move that sparked a protest from the Chinese government.
“As there is a publication ban in effect, we cannot provide any further detail at this time,” Justice Department spokesperson Ian McLeod said. He added that the publication ban was sought by Meng.
Meng was changing flights in Canada when she was detained to face “unspecific charges” in New York, Huawei said in a statement.
“The company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng,” read Huawei’s statement.
Huawei added that it complies with all laws and rules where it operates, including export controls and sanctions of the United Nations, the U.S. and European Union.
Meng’s arrest, which was first reported by the Globe and Mail, comes less than two months after U.S. lawmakers sent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a letter urging Canada to ban Huawei’s equipment from Canadian wireless networks.