The red flag hanging in the arrival hall at Shenzhen Airport was read as “Welcome back Meng Wanzhou,” and a crowd of about 200 supporters gathered with the Chinese flag and flag.
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou returned to China on Saturday shortly after the two Canadians released from Chinese prisons also arrived in Calgary, ending a bitter diplomatic line that had hurt relations for three years. ..
Meng and two Canadians (former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor) were detained by a fierce spats critic called “hostage diplomacy.”
This was hours after a US prosecutor announced an agreement to suspend and eventually withdraw her fraudulent charges.
According to a live feed from state broadcaster CCTV, Meng was welcomed by the red carpet when the plane landed, and Huawei employees waited at the tarmac with a bouquet of fully-equipped staff. Was there.
Meng was detained a few days later for Ottawa’s allegations of being “beaten” on suspicion of espionage because the “two Michaels” were dubbed by international media.
“The US government welcomes the decision with the international community,” said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to release the man.
Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said on Saturday that Meng’s detention was a “case of political persecution of Chinese citizens.”
The resolution of the case removed deep thorns in relations between Beijing, Washington and Ottawa, and China accused the United States of political attacks on one of its tech giants.
Washington has accused her of transfer fraud and HSBC bank fraud for trying to hide US sanctions violations against Iran by Huawei’s affiliate Skycom.
In exchange, they agreed to postpone the claims until 2022 and withdraw them if Meng complies with the terms of the agreement.
The state-run news agency Xinhua said it would return to China “due to the constant efforts of the Chinese government,” but the editor of the state-run Global Times said it was “finally released on acquittal.”
Some people chanted “Go Huawei!” And I sang the national anthem.
He said the government would build a promotional campaign to “ignore the accusations against her and give her the illusion of being falsely accusated for a crime she never committed.”
The accusation and Meng’s arrest were involved in a broader campaign against Huawei.
The company “will continue to defend itself against the allegations,” the company said in a US court on Saturday.
Both were tried in March this year. Although no decision was made in Kobrig’s case, Spaver was sentenced to 11 years in prison in August.
“I think it will probably send the wrong lesson to China-hostage diplomacy works.”
Place of originHuawei executive lands in China after deal with US