Media: Canadian decision to refuse to extradite Meng Wanzhou to the United States

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 Media: Canadian decision to refuse to extradite Meng Wanzhou to the United States


The Mengwangzhou incident, which attracted great attention from international public opinion, has made new progress. According to Global Post, Canadas Ambassador to the United States, McNaughton, said that the United States had informed the Canadian government that the United States planned to formally submit an application for the extradition of Meng Wanzhou. On January 22, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying responded that China demanded the immediate release of Ms. Meng Wanzhou and urged the United States to correct its mistakes and not to submit formal extradition requests to Canada.

However, if the United States formally submits an extradition application, it will mean that the Meng Wanzhou case will enter a long and tedious stage of court tussle. Finally, the Canadian Ministry of Justice will decide whether to approve the U.S. extradition application. Since the arrest of Meng Wanzhou by Canada in December 2018, which was biased towards the American side, China has made many efforts to properly resolve the incident. Chinas solemn position has been clearly and fully expressed. It is time for Canada to make a choice about how to deal with the hot potato dumped by the United States.

If Canada is truly a country that respects the spirit of the rule of law, it should reject the extradition application of the United States. Over the past two months, many legal professionals have made the legal issues very clear: if the United States extradites Meng Wanzhou on the grounds of Huaweis violation of the U.S. sanctions against Iran, it is contrary to the U.S. and Canadas double guilt rule in the extradition treaty. Moreover, Canada should also refuse extradition if the offence on which the extradition request is based is of a political nature.

Anyone with normal judgment can see that the essence of Mengs late boat incident is a premeditated political action, which reflects the intention of American political forces to curb the global rise of Chinas high-tech by sniping Chinas high-tech leading enterprises step by step with the help of American diplomatic and legal systems. The American media understand this very well. After the Meng Wanzhou Incident, the mainstream media in the United States have voiced doubts that the Meng Wanzhou Incident is an increase in the gambling of the United States, focusing on the firepower and competing with China for the dominance of science and technology.

In fact, Canada knows that. In recent years, the Canadian government has deliberately linked the Meng Late Boat incident with the arrest of Canadian citizens suspected of endangering Chinas national security according to law and the imposition of death penalty on Canadian drug traffickers according to law. It has launched microphone diplomacy in the international arena, and has been looking for helpers to put pressure on China. Behind the constant mixing of water, there is a sense of shortness of heart and bluster. If Canada is so reasonable and should be calm, why jump up and down like this?

It is believed that the Canadian side has noticed that after the Meng Wanzhou incident, Huawei, the bitter lord, reacted with restraint and low-key. It has repeatedly reiterated its belief that the legal systems of Canada and the United States will eventually reach a fair conclusion. Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Huawei, has received rare and intensive interviews with Chinese and foreign media in recent days. He also expressed his good wish for the fairness of Canadian and American legal systems. I hope that Canada and the United States will finally live up to this trust and not go further and further away from fairness and justice.

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