Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei CFO, was detained by Canadian authorities five months ago and faces extradition to the United States. Meng and Huawei face a number of charges, including bank fraud, trade secrets theft and sanctions evasion, in US federal courts.
Huawei has repeatedly denied wrongdoing. The company said “political factors” are at play and in Meng faces a “serious violation of justice.” It said she plans to ask the Canadian court to stop the extradition case from going forward.
On Wednesday, another court date was set for September, but it’s still unclear when the actual extradition hearing will begin. Meanwhile, Meng’s legal team will likely spend months poring over documents about the case against her.
Many in China viewed Meng’s arrest as a political move by Washington to gain leverage in the ongoing trade disputes.
President Donald Trump previously suggested that he may intervene in the Meng case if it would help the nations reach a deal. The court hearing Wednesday came after Trump jolted global markets by threatening to hike tariffs on China again.
— CNN Business’ Julia Horowitz contributed to this report.