The conflict in Canada detained Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is expected to reach on Tuesday, the next escalation level. According to the Reuters news Agency, the former canadian Diplomat Michael Kovrig, in China, has been arrested. His current employer, the policy think-tank International Crisis Group confirmed reports of his Disappearance and explained that they are trying to find a quick and safe release. So far there is no official confirmation of his arrest is connected with the previous capture of the Huawei chief financial officer. However, living Canadians and US-Americans had feared in China prior to such revenge measures. The Chinese could, with such an arrest, the political pressure on the current consultation Mengs in Vancouver continue to increase.
Michael Kovrig has worked with interruptions from 2003 to 2016 in Beijing as a canadian Diplomat. Since 2017, he worked in Hong Kong and Beijing for the Crisis Group, offers non-governmental organisation, the proposals for solutions to international conflicts. At the Moment it looks like she must be now in their own thing.
In the case of Mengs, the court in Vancouver on Monday came after two days of hearings to make a decision whether or not you will be left subject to conditions. The hearing should be continued on Tuesday (after editorial deadline). Meng is accused in the United States, to have an unofficial daughter company called Skycom business with Iran, contrary to sanctions failed. Your up to 30 years in prison for "conspiracy to commit fraud by financial institutions are at risk of a conviction". The case strained the relations of China to the United States and Canada. The Chinese government calls for the immediate release of Mengs, the threat of extradition to the United States.
Mengs husband provides a security Deposit of EUR 9.8 million, to
Meng's husband Liu, Xiaozong has offered to the court, to move to Canada and 15 million canadian dollars (9.8 million euros) bail for the release. The Prosecutor demanded a rejection of the application. Meng have the funds available to arrange an escape to China, which has no extradition agreement with the United States, it was said to the grounds.
Previously, it also seemed, as could movement in the trade conflict between China and the United States. US President, Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday on Twitter that "productive discussions with China" and "important announcements". The news Agency Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing persons familiar with the issue, China have moved in the direction of a reduction of tariffs of imported cars from the USA. In early December, Trump had woken up already, expectations of falling tariffs.
A proposal that foresees the reduction of tariffs on American cars from the current 40 per cent to 15 per cent, would be considered by the Chinese government in the coming days, said on Bloomberg. However, it could still could be changes to the proposal.More about
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As it was said, would have representatives of both the countries on Tuesday morning in Beijing in a phone interview. It had become clear that the dialogue, despite the diplomatic crisis in the Wake of the arrest, Mengs should be continued in Canada. (with dpa)