In a twinkling of an eye, Meng has been in Canada for more than 40 days with electronic shackles.
But as time went by, the United States, which had asked for arrest, had not yet submitted a request for the extradition of Meng Wanzhou.
Canada is a little bitter. In response to media inquiries, Canadian Justice Department spokesman McLauder also said: The United States has not formally submitted extradition requests (including supporting documents). They must submit their application by January 30, 2019. After that, Canada has 30 days to decide whether to authorize the case to continue.
Please note that January 30 is a key point. Its less than 10 days now, but the United States has been slow to move.
Why hasnt extradition been granted?
Comprehensive analysis of foreign media can be attributed to several reasons:
First, it may be that the federal government shuts down and civil servants are not paid, more or less affected.
Second, the United States is also watching, and does not want to affect more important events because of this sensitive case. Well, you understand.
Thirdly, it is the problem of Western efficiency, or the evidence is not solid enough, of course, it does not exclude other considerations and games.
But after all, its only a few days.
After this village, there is no shop. If the United States does not extradite by January 30, Canada will have to release Meng Wanzhou.
If that is the case, it is undoubtedly the best result for Meng Wanzhou. Its a surprise. Then shell be able to leave Canada smoothly.
In fact, for Canada, this can also be a relief. A hot potato, so finally left.
Of course, this is the best possible scenario, and all parties are preparing for the worst.
The United States has not proposed extradition now, but what if at the last minute, the Americans extradited again?
Next, it is likely to be a lengthy extradition procedure. Mengs side will certainly defend in court, which is bound to be a round of court battles, which will last for months or even years.
Such sensitive incidents will surely seriously affect the feelings between the people of the two countries, which in turn will have a serious impact on Sino-Canadian relations.
In fact, since Mengs late boat incident, the already good relations between China and Canada have been deteriorating, and the Canadian side has also been taking frequent actions recently.
1. In the words of Hua Chunying, spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Canada is engaged in microphone diplomacy. Premier Trudeau has been calling politicians to seek their support.
2. Canadas Foreign Minister Fryland said that Canada appreciates the support of Germany, Estonia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States in recent days.
3. Freeland also declared that she would mention to international political and business leaders what China did when she attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Of course, China is also changing its attitude.
At a regular press conference on January 21, for example, a reporter asked: The Canadian Chancellors Office issued a statement saying that Chancellor Trudeau spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and thanked Germany for its open support for Canada. He also spoke with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong about the Canadian-Chinese dispute. What is Chinas comment on this?
Hua Chunying went back immediately:
We have taken note of the relevant reports. The Canadian practice reminds us of a Chinese idiom - bluffing.
First of all, the Canadian side is engaged in microphone diplomacy to try to attract some countries to help themselves, which can not change the nature of the incident, nor help solve the problem. Secondly, the Canadian side thanks some so-called allies for their open support, but we note that the German side mentioned by the Canadian side has not released relevant information, so I do not know where the German open support comes from.
In addition, the Canadian side also mentioned Singapore. We note the new media report that all countries should follow due process of law in dealing with cases involving foreign citizens. Thats quite true, because China upholds the spirit of the rule of law and handles relevant cases in strict accordance with legal procedures. We hope that the Canadian side will do the same.
The meaning is also clear:
First, microphone diplomacy, Canada, you find some helpful countries, which will not help solve the problem at all.
Second, people are hard to tear apart. The so-called support for Canada by some countries is actually a hindrance to the situation. They dont want to go through the muddy water at all.
Next, if the United States does extradite, what should Canada do?
According to Ian Lee, a professor at Clayton University in Canada, a protracted legal process would undoubtedly make Sino-Canadian relations uglier, which would do neither side any good.
Therefore, the best solution is diplomacy: for example, the United States can retain the charges, but even if the court agrees to extradite, the final decision is still in the hands of the Canadian Attorney General, and he has done so before.
In Professor Lis words: This is not to weaken the rule of law, but to implement the rule of law.
Whats more, everyone knows the political motivation behind the Meng Wanzhou incident. As the Washington Post has said, it is a terrible political mistake for the United States to ask the Canadian side to arrest Meng Wanzhou. It is a strategy that cant be more foolish. Sima Zhaozhis heart is well known to passers-by.
The struggle continues, but a key point is coming. For Canada, this is undoubtedly the most painful time.
Firstly, Canada is really hard to say. Because of this muddy water, the good Sino-Canadian relations have deteriorated seriously. Moreover, the delay in applying for extradition by the United States, coupled with the performance of the United States Government, has made it clear to the international community that this is a premeditation against Huawei. Regardless of Canadas justification and microphone diplomacy, it is clear to other countries that this time Canada has been taken for granted by the United States.
Second, Canada is also looking for solutions. Microphone diplomacy draws allies to put pressure on China. On the one hand, it does hope that China will soften its response measures, on the other hand, it is more or less to maintain its face. But arresting people must have offended China, letting people go for fear of offending the United States again, and finding reasons to justify it is not easy for Canada to get out of this pit.
Thirdly, in the end, it is necessary to ring the bell. But the problem still needs to be solved. To avoid further deterioration of Sino-Canadian relations, the crux is how to deal with the Bangladesh Late Boat Incident. The best result is that the United States does not propose extradition and Canada releases Meng Wanzhou. But whether extradition or not, the most crucial decision-making power is in the hands of the Canadian Attorney General, who has the relevant powers and bears the greatest pressure.
But in Canadas national interest, things will eventually continue to ferment if they are not released soon. Moreover, China is not without means, and the struggle will become more and more exciting. How to put it? From the most positive point of view, our generation has caught up.
On December 11, last year, in a public speech, Wang Yi made it quite clear:
We are always concerned about the safety and well-being of every Chinese compatriot abroad. China will never stand idly by and ignore any acts of bullying that wilfully infringe upon the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens. It will spare no effort to safeguard the legitimate rights of Chinese citizens and return justice to the world.
Ren Zhengfei: I miss my daughter Meng Wanzhou and believe that justice will be done.
According to reports from the Wall Street Journal and CNBC, Ren Zhengfei said in an interview at Huaweis Shenzhen headquarters that he missed his daughter Meng Wanzhou and believed that justice would be done. Huawei always adheres to the principle of customer first and stands with the interests of customers. It will never harm the interests of any individual or any country.