6 hours ago
First of all, China didn't arrest any senior officials of any airlines just because they refused to change the way they reference Taiwan. We ban their businesses. America did the same thing to Huawei. What is outrageous is that you guys actually arrested Meng. Also, Iran sanction violation doesn't justify arresting a CFO. HSBC, samsung, and many European companies also breached the sanction and all they received were fines. Last but not least, Iran sanction is American domestic law and America have no jurisdiction over Global Firms, especially when Meng is in Canada.
The question is, how far can we go in trying to force other countries to go along with our sanctions if they do not agree with them?
In 1995, President Clinton signed an executive order barring U.S. investment in Iran’s energy sector. To evade U.S. law, Halliburton (CEO = Dick Cheney) set up an offshore subsidiary that engaged in dealings with Iran. So why wasn't Dick Cheney arrested?
Koch industries and many other companies have done the same thing.
The reality is the previous Smokeless War was reasonably well managed and kept away from the public.
Now with Trump losing control, his underlings, aka 'eunuchs, little napoleons' pull a fast one on him.
US real enemies are the neocons inside the Beltway, more so than China.
The rise of China relative to US is inexorable. What is wrong with that? The problem with neocons is they want too much comfy zone, so when China announced Made In China 2025 initiative, US went berserk and use CFIUS to clamp down on Every 'sensitive' areas to choke off China's access to US high tech advantage.
BTW I read somewhere, 1/4 of those researchers are Chinese, so US actually Owed to Chinese Brains 1/4 of the so called IP theft. They come to US only because US have Better hardware and software for them to do research Here, not because US brains are inherently better.
Get used to it, China with more STEM graduates than US and 3X more population will inexorably rise and overtake US.
No need to be frightened. Just be like the British. Exit the superpower status Gracefully an stop acting like a Pest in Asia, self invite while those little countries cower under US economic strangulation threat.
Apple, Qualcomm, Samsung, Nokia... and now Huawei is different?
All these companies have litigated license, patents etc... on and off for years. Settled in court often to the benefit of the lawyers mostly. Never has any country resorted to mafia style tactics of kidnapping an executive and holding them hostage for ransom as a political tool in modern times.
Trump and his fans thinks this is The Game of Thrones and the consequences of their games will bring folly to mankind.
It is an idiotic move and a heavy-handed approach. No country would allow one of its business leaders to be arrested and humiliated like this on what sounds like trump-up charges over an internationally divisive issue such as unilaterally imposed sanctions by the US against Iran.
Trump may have just shot himself in the "mushroom"!
Kudos to the Trudeau government…
For not interfering in a judicial process Not in reality, nor in appearance (A lesson for the present WUSPE in the WH)
This said The reason for the arrest is totally laughable and makes Canada look like a subordinate banana republic eager to please its irascible master.
The accusation: Fraud charges for defying the American Iranian embargo!?
We resent Russia for using Interpol arrest mandates to further its political feuds.
This stunt is in the exact same ball park. This is a perfect opportunity for Canada to push back on this blunt and senseless bullying, issued form a clearly blunt and bullying US administration. America deeply resents interference of other countries in its affairs. It stand to reason, not to inflict the same on other countries.
NOT the accusation: Huawei’s facilitating of Chinese spying in its networks. Is totally worth our concern. But, let’s admit in the process that The US government has been at it longer and much better than the Chinese. The NSA having the ability and unimpeded access to the bulk of all international communications. All we are left is that It’s OK for America to do it but not the Chinese. The same premise as the WMDs. It is GREAT for America to have lots, but criminal for others to have some!? If the USA has proof of Chinese/Huawei wrongdoing, then let them arrest and lay charges. Otherwise put up and shut up. Finally. The chairman’s daughter!? Really this is the best we could do. Make it personal on top of the already arbitrary and rogue approach of this administration. This, my friend, is the beginning of scary and out of control. Time for the Canadian government to interfere politically and diplomatically. If this is no less shocking then allowing CIA rendition flights over its territory. They can very well live with one we can very well endure very well the other.