Dec 6, 2018 - Technology

Report: Arrested Huawei CFO backed occasional legal "non-compliance"


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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who has been arrested in Canada on suspicion of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, told employees during an internal staff meeting in October that strictly complying with certain types of regulations is not always possible, and that in some cases "one may accept the risk of temporary non-compliance," the South China Morning Post reports.

Why it matters: Wanzhou is currently facing extradition to the U.S., a move that could have quick, dramatic impacts in international politics and global technology sales — especially with the Trump administration engaged in high-stakes trade talks with China for the next 85 days. Few details about her arrest have been revealed by Canadian authorities, but a bail hearing has been set for Friday.

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