From: Inside Story

Why is China’s biggest technology company being targeted?

The financial chief of Huawei was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States.

It has been called the crown jewel of the Chinese technology industry, but now one of its top executives has been arrested.

Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, was arrested in Canada and the United States wants her to be extradited.

It comes as heightened economic tensions between the US and China seemed to be cooling – at least a little.

Last week, US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping held talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Washington agreed not to increase tariffs on January 1.

Meng was held on the same day the two leaders met.

The US National Security Advisor, John Bolton, says he was aware in advance under what he calls a “law enforcement matter”.

Could Meng’s arrest worsen the US-China trade war?

Presenter: Peter Dobbie


Ross Darrell Feingold – political analyst who advises multinational corporations on political risk in Asia

Andrew Leung – international and independent China analyst

Scott Lucas – professor of American politics at the University of Birmingham