Sabrina Meng Wanzhou is the Chief Financial Officer of Shenzhen-based telecoms giant Huawei.
The leaders have agreed in principle to hold a virtual meeting before the end of the year – the first formal talks since Biden took office
The unexpected turn of events involving the Huawei executive and two Canadians calls for greater interaction between Beijing and Washington in the hope of creating a better understanding to resolve disputes.
Meng’s arrival in China has been recast as a moment of great power parity with the US. In the face of military encirclement, it makes sense for Beijing to show its people it has the fortitude to face down Washington in the diplomatic realm.
While there should be no illusions or unrealistic expectations, both sides should aim to address pressing issues of mutual concerns and not let competition veer into open conflict.
Huawei has entered into strategic cooperation agreements with the governments of Tianjin and Sichuan provinces, as well as Guangzhou.
Huawei is still scrambling to adapt production of smartphones and telecoms equipment to ‘new normal’ of trade restrictions.
The development of MetaERP reflects the lengths taken by Huawei to strengthen its global operations, as US trade sanctions continue to bite.
Huawei’s incoming rotating chairwoman Meng Wanzhou faces an uphill battle in finding new growth after the sanctions-hit company reported flat revenue growth and plummeting profits in 2022.
Meng’s tenure as rotating chairwoman comes at a critical time as the Shenzhen-based Huawei battles increased US pressure.
Global News report alleged that Canadian lawmaker Han Dong advised a Chinese diplomat in 2021 that Beijing should hold off freeing two imprisoned Canadians, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.
Canada’s government will stop funding projects affiliated with universities, institutes or labs connected to foreign military, national defence or state security entities.
Meng’s six-month turn as Huawei’s top leader comes at a critical time, as the US government is considering cutting off the company from all of its American suppliers.
Huawei, the struggling Chinese tech giant under US sanctions, is expected to report revenue of 636.9 billion yuan (US$91.5 billion) for 2022, flat when compared with last year.
Beijing typically ‘retaliates fully plus 10 per cent’, but this time it doesn’t seem to have many punitive options.
With no information that Meng violated a deal struck with US prosecutors in 2021, the US has moved to dismiss the case as agreed.
Deteriorating relations between China and Canada show no sign of ‘normalising any time soon’ and set a backdrop for ongoing economic tension, analysts say.
Melanie Joly teased parts of a new Indo-Pacific strategy, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to attend a trio of major summits in the region; she also warned Canadian firms to be ‘clear-eyed’ about doing business in China.
The technology giant has vowed to collaborate with heavyweights in China’s financial sector to help the nation reach its climate goals, according to its deputy chairwoman.
The message from Huawei’s chief financial officer provided a sharp contrast to her father Ren Zhengfei’s recent leaked memo, which painted a gloomy picture of a world heading into economic recession.
Ottawa has not named a new ambassador to Beijing since Dominic Barton resigned, while China’s envoy departed Canada in January and apparently is still absent.
‘Hero’s welcome for Meng Wanzhou’ covering Huawei executive’s return to China takes silver medal for best breaking news article.
China’s embassy in Canada said alleged security concerns were a ‘pretext for political manipulation’ and accused Canada of working with the US to suppress Chinese companies.
Ping An, HSBC’s biggest shareholder, is making a push for change at the lender in the latest investor call to reshape and possibly break-up the London-based bank, which traces its roots to Hong Kong and Shanghai.
First phone call between Wang Yi and Melanie Joly, the Chinese and Canadian foreign ministers, since releases of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou and the ‘two Michaels’.
The potential for Huawei to use its hardware and software technologies to digitalise operations at coal mines, factories, ports and hospitals is huge - but challenges lie ahead.
Privately-held Huawei posted total 2021 revenue of US$100 billion, down 29 per cent from a year earlier.
The PM says Beijing has been taking advantage of ‘competition among friends’ as countries vie for access to the rising Chinese middle class.
Helping secure the freedom of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from detention in China in September was ‘the honour of a lifetime’, said Dominic Barton.
A ban is expected soon now that China has freed the ‘two Michaels’, but experts doubt serious retaliation from Beijing or a big impact on consumers.
The trademark applications for Annabel Yao were approved to prevent “malicious” use despite public outrage when the applications were first made public in February 2021.