That is, only U.S. interests are served in the arrest of Meng, 46.
Also, it is highly unusual for an OECD country to arrest a top corporate executive of a domestic or foreign enterprise for crimes allegedly committed by an employer. (Personal cupidity is another matter.)
For example, when he was CEO of Halliburton Co. in the 1990s, Dick Cheney was not arrested for the sanctionbusting business the oil-services firm did in several countries under U.S. embargo, including Iran.
Neither was the CEO of Toronto-Dominion Bank when it and more than a dozen other global banks paid fines for violating America’s sanctions on Iran.
In China’s view, not easily disputed, Canada’s arrest of Meng made Canada a collaborator in America’s decade-long attempt to contain the commercial ambitions of China and of Huawei. Huawei is the world’s only enterprise currently able to build an entire “5G,” or next-generation, wireless network."