Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was detained just as Trump and Xi prepared to meet in Buenos Aires for the G20 summit. Photo: Reuters
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

Don’t ask why US acted against China’s Huawei. Ask: why now?

  • The arrest of the telecoms giant’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou, is a rude shock to those who thought the economic cold war might be ending
  • The US says Huawei has breached its restrictions on business with Iran – but could Meng also have breached UN sanctions?

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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was detained just as Trump and Xi prepared to meet in Buenos Aires for the G20 summit. Photo: Reuters
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