Shenzhen lays out the red carpet – 27 Sept. CNN reported that Ms. Meng Wanzhou, vice president of the Executive Committee and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Huawei, a Chinese network equipment and telecommunication equipment company. She returned to China on Saturday evening, Sept. 25, after being released from Canada who held her at home for nearly three years.
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Ms Meng was arrested in Vancouver, Canada, in December. 2018 follows a U.S. arrest warrant seeking her extradition over fraud charges linked to US sanctions violations against Iran. But China said it was a political arrest. and demanded that Ms. Meng be released all the time.
But on Friday, Sept. 24, Ms Meng was allowed to return home from a Canadian court. After reaching an agreement with the US Department of Justice to postpone the prosecution until the end of 2022, the charges may be dismissed at a later date. If Ms. Meng complies with the conditions
The same day, a few hours later Chinese authorities released two Canadian citizens arrested shortly after Meng was detained at the time, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor. Both were seen as Chinese political retaliation.
For the atmosphere on Saturday evening, Sept. 25, the authorities of the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, where Huawei’s headquarters is located. The red carpet welcomed Ms Meng, who arrived on a chartered flight by the Chinese government.
Miss Meng was wearing a red dress. Walked down from the plane without wearing a mask. and waved to a crowd of more than 100 people waving the Chinese flag and shouting ” “Welcome home,” then continue to express your gratitude. “Great Motherland” Communist Party especially Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“I have finally returned home. As a Chinese citizen who has faced this condition and has been stranded abroad for three years, there has never been a moment where I have felt the care and warmth of the Party, my homeland and the people. President Xi is concerned about the safety of the citizens. all chinese and also thought of my situation I am so grateful.”
Ms Meng ended her speech and pledged to support the leadership of President Xi and the Communist Party. and will be loyal to their own country “Where there is a Chinese flag There are signs of faith. If faith has color must be red china
Although Mr. Huawei The daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei would call herself “ordinary Chinese” at times, but the great welcome home to Meng was also extraordinary. Since the plane landed at the airport There was a special message from the control tower that “This is China’s Shenzhen Bao’an Airport. The motherland is your most powerful supporter forever. Welcome home, Mrs. Meng Wanzhou!”
Later, inside the arrival hall Hundreds of people gathered to welcome Miss Huawei holding flags, flowers and banners, then cheered with national pride. say the slogan loudly including the slogan that “Motherland Chong Charoen” and lulled patriotic songs
in the city of Shenzhen The tallest skyscraper displays a brightly lit message saying, “Welcome home, Meng Wanzhou!”
Meanwhile, in the online world of China News of Ms. Meng’s return home caught the public’s attention and became the main issue. Netizens follow Meng’s flight across the Arctic Ocean And tens of millions of people watched the Chinese state media live online when Ms Meng arrived in China. (Some media continue to live for 6 hours in a row)
Many people call Ms Meng a Chinese heroine. and praised the return as a symbol of China’s victory over the West. The top comment on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform similar to Twitter, said:
“The reason why Ms. Meng returned home has received great attention. Because it was a diplomatic coup for China. And it shows the strength of China.”
The People’s Daily newspaper communist party mouthpiece Meng’s return to his hometown was “Major victory for the Chinese people” and said that Ms. Meng’s case was “Political oppression” by the United States to “Suppressing Chinese high-tech companies” and hindering the progress of the country.
“China doesn’t create a problem. But not afraid of problems either. No force can shake the state of our great motherland. No force can stop China’s steps!”
Welcome home, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. You’ve shown incredible strength, resilience, and perseverance. Know that Canadians across the country will continue to be here for you, just as they have been. pic.twitter.com/1UoLbBFGNv
– Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 25, 2021
However, Chinese state media only reported on Ms Meng’s case. Ms Meng pleaded not guilty to fraud at HSBC. Linked to Huawei and Skycom, Huawei’s subsidiaries in Iran, which the United States claims May cause HSBD to kneel in violation of US sanctions against Iran.
The unreported part is that Meng admitted to the court that it had misled HSBC that Huawei and Skycom were not related. And a statement from US Attorney Nicole Boekmann said on Friday, Sept. 25: “In signing an agreement to postpone the prosecution, Ms. Meng is responsible for key roles in implementing schemes to defraud global financial institutions.
In addition, news of the release of two Canadian citizens back home has not surfaced in Chinese state media. Despite appearing on social media, it was eventually censored in China.
Mr Kovrick and Mr Spavor arrived in Canada in Calgary. Alberta before 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 local time, two hours before Meng arrived in China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the couple. with a simple atmosphere
“You two have shown incredible strength, flexibility and perseverance. Know that Canadians across the country will be here for you as ever,” Trudeau posted on Twitter.