Huawei accuses U.S. of political motivation in extradition case of CFO

Chinese tech giant Huawei accused the U.S. government of acting on “political and financial considerations, not the rule of law,” as a B.C. court finally set a timeline for the extradition case of CFO Meng Wanzhou.

Benjamin Howes, Huawei’s vice-president of international media affairs, made the comments in a statement in Vancouver, where pre-hearing arguments for Meng’s extradition resumed on June 6.

Howes said comments by U.S. President Donald Trump prove the case is politically motivated, and the company’s lawyers will seek to have it thrown out as an abuse of process.

The comments came as the court set a date for Meng’s extradition case to begin in earnest — a process now expected to last well into 2020.