John McCallum, Canadian ambassador to China, caused surprise with his remarks in relation to US plans to extradite Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou. Photo: AP

Huawei: Was Canadian ambassador John McCallum trying to defuse Beijing’s anger when he said Meng Wanzhou had ‘strong case’ against extradition?

  • John McCallum’s remarks that CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou has a strong case against extradition to the US have divided analysts
Topic |   Meng Wanzhou

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John McCallum, Canadian ambassador to China, caused surprise with his remarks in relation to US plans to extradite Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou. Photo: AP
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John McCallum, Canadian ambassador to China, arrives for a cabinet meeting in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on January 16. Photo: AP

In ‘mind-boggling’ remarks, Canada’s ambassador to China John McCallum says Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou has ‘strong case’ against extradition

  • Ambassador John McCallum depicted the US case against Meng Wanzhou as seriously flawed and said it would ‘not be a happy outcome’ if she were extradited
  • The remarks were decried as inappropriate political meddling in the case against Meng
Topic |   Meng Wanzhou

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John McCallum, Canadian ambassador to China, arrives for a cabinet meeting in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on January 16. Photo: AP
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