Huawei CFO wished to give up earlier than arrest, founder reportedly says

Huawei’s CFO was in search of new employment alternatives when she was busted, in line with her father.

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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was on the job hunt previous to her December arrest in Canada, the Chinese telecom’s founder stated in an interview.

Ren Zhengfei, who’s additionally Meng’s father, informed Canada’s CTV that Meng grew stressed a month earlier than getting busted in Vancouver on the request of the US, eager to resign and discover a new job.

“She was not happy working here but after being arrested, this matter improved our relationship and now she understands how difficult life can be,” he stated in interview at Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters.

Meng stays underneath home arrest in Canada whereas the courts proceed with the case to extradite her to the US, which alleges that she deceiving monetary establishments and put them able to violate sanctions in opposition to Iran.

Ren beforehand claimed that her arrest was “politically motivated,” and asserted to CTV that she’d “committed no crime.” However, he stated the state of affairs would not alter how Huawei does enterprise in Canada.

“We will not reduce our investment in Canada because of that,” he stated. “Meng Wanzhou is an individual case and I don’t think it should influence in any way the relationship Canada has with Huawei.”

Huawei did not instantly reply to a request for additional remark.

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