After more than 1,000 days of house arrest in Canada following an agreement with U. S. prosecutors to end an argument against her for fraud, Huawei Chief Financial Officer (CFO ) Meng Wanzhou came to China on Saturday.
Two Canadians detained in China also came to Calgary on Saturday, where the Canadian Premiere Justin Trudeau received them in local media, just days after the arrest of Meng. Two Canadians were also released.
Huawei CFO was allowed to go home after the deal on Friday to put an end to the fraud case by the daughter of Huawei Technologies Founder Ren Zhengfei. This caused her extradition hearing to be scrapped on the same day at a Vancouver court.
A major source of disagreement between Beijing and Washington was the long-standing extradition drama. Chinese officials indicated that the case must be dropped so that a diplomatic stalemate ends.
On Saturday, the Chinese State Media welcomed Meng back in “motherland.” But the two Canadian men who have been released from Chinese custody by Peking in apparent reciprocal act, Michael Kovrig and Spavor, were silent from the Chinese press.
A few hours after Meng, Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau said, they were released too.
Trudeau was hosted by the TV channel Footage CTV as they arrived in the western city of Calgary in Canada to welcome the two Michaels.
There was no immediate comment from the Prime Minister’s Office.
The deal will open U.S. President Joe Biden to criticism from Washington Falks in China, who argue that his government surrenders to China and one of its top companies in the middle of a worldwide technology rivalry between the two countries.