Recently, Canada stated that 13 of its citizens have been confined in China after Huawei’s CFO—Meng Wanzhou—was detained in the last month in Vancouver at the demand of the U.S. Without revealing what charges have been laid, the Canadian administration statement reported that “at least” 8 of those 13 have been released. Earlier, only detention of 3 Canadian citizens had been openly disclosed. The diplomatic anxieties amid Canada and China have risen after Meng’s arrest on December 1, 2018.
The Canadian administration has said many times it sees no clear link between the arrest of Meng and the arrests of Canadian citizens. But former Canadian diplomats and Beijing-based Western diplomats have reported that they think the confinements were a “tit-for-tat” retaliation by China. Meng was freed on a C$10 Million ($7.4 Million) bail on December 11, 2018, and is now staying at one of her multi-million-dollar homes in Vancouver, as she fights expulsion to the U.S. The 46-Year-old administrative has been asked to wear an ankle monitor and be at home from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Overall, there are almost 200 Canadians who have been arrested in China for a range of asserted violations who continue to go through legal proceedings.
Lately, Huawei was also in news as the technology giant expects 2018 profits to enlarge by 21% year-on-year. The Chinese company said it will concentrate on producing a more flexible business framework to defeat challenges around the globe. Huawei anticipates to record proceeds of $108.5 Billion in 2018, which will indicate an increase of 21% correlated to the previous year, the company reported in a statement. Guo Ping—Huawei’s Rotating CEO—said that the company has already inked 26 commercial agreements for 5G with top global carriers and has already sent over 10,000 5G base stations around the world.