Huawei's Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada in 2018, causing tension between the United States and China.

U.S. prosecutors today asked a judge to dismiss charges including bank fraud against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd senior executive Meng Wanzhou.

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[Central News Agency] U.S. prosecutors asked a judge today to dismiss Meng Wanzhou, a senior executive of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., from charges of bank fraud and other charges.

Meng Wanzhou's arrest in Canada in 2018 on those charges has strained relations between the United States and China.

According to Reuters, Meng Wanzhou reached a deferred prosecution agreement with the prosecution last year, so that her charges will be dropped on December 1, 2022, which is exactly the 4th day of her arrest in Canada due to the issuance of an arrest warrant by the United States. years later.

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U.S. Attorney Carolyn Pokorny in Brooklyn, New York, wrote to U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly today, stating that because there is no information that Meng Wanzhou violated the agreement, "I would like to request that the accused Meng Wanzhou be dismissed." The third updated prosecution of the case".

Telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei is considered a national security threat by the United States and is still being charged in this case. The case is still under trial in the Federal District Court in Brooklyn, New York. The date of judgment has not been set. A progress discussion meeting will be held on February 7 next year.

Today's actions by U.S. prosecutors were expected and capped a particularly fraught episode in U.S.-China relations.

This incident also involved Canada in a more comprehensive conflict between the two superpowers.

Meng Wanzhou admitted in a deferred prosecution agreement with U.S. prosecutors that when she met with an HSBC executive in 2013, she made false statements about Huawei's business in Iran and misled HSBC into providing information that violated U.S. sanctions. banking services.