Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Writes About Her Year In Canada As She Awaits Her Extradition Trial

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Meng Wanzhou is one of the wealthiest, busiest women in China.

But she’s not in China. And she’s not very busy.

Meng, chief financial officer at Huawei, the telecom company founded by her billionaire father and a key corporate player in the trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, remains out on bail in Vancouver, Canada, where she was arrested a year ago and is fighting extradition to the United States on fraud charges.

To commemorate the first anniversary of her arrest, Meng (under the name Sabrina Meng) wrote a letter published on the Huawei website discussing how she’s spending her time.

She’s appreciating nature: “With winter approaching, I can see the dense forests begin to slowly turn the hills around me to a deep crimson. The beauty of nature is clear to anyone who looks.”

The hectic pace of her life has slowed: “It is so slow that I have enough time to read a book from cover to cover. I can take the time to discuss minutiae with my colleagues or to carefully complete an oil painting.”

She’s been moved by Canadian niceness: “Thanks to the kindness of the correctional officers and other inmates at the Alouette Correctional Center for Women, I was able to make it through the worst days of my life. When the judge announced that I was granted bail, the applause in the public gallery made me burst into tears. After a whole night of heavy snow, the security company's staff were so considerate that they shoveled a path for my elderly mother, filling our hearts with warmth in this cold winter.”

She’s addressed the value of freedom: “I no longer feel so far from home. I'm no longer afraid of the rough road ahead. While my personal freedoms have been limited, my soul still seeks to be free.”

"She should be proud to have been caught in this situation. In the fight between the two nations, she became a bargaining chip," her father, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei said in a recent interview with CNN Business.

Meng’s case is scheduled to be heard in January and she’s requested it not be televised to avoid commentary from President Trump.

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Meng Wanzhou is one of the wealthiest, busiest women in China.

But she’s not in China. And she’s not very busy.

Meng, chief financial officer at Huawei, the telecom company founded by her billionaire father and a key corporate player in the trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, remains out on bail in Vancouver, Canada, where she was arrested a year ago and is fighting extradition to the United States on fraud charges.

To commemorate the first anniversary of her arrest, Meng (under the name Sabrina Meng) wrote a letter published on the Huawei website discussing how she’s spending her time.

She’s appreciating nature: “With winter approaching, I can see the dense forests begin to slowly turn the hills around me to a deep crimson. The beauty of nature is clear to anyone who looks.”

The hectic pace of her life has slowed: “It is so slow that I have enough time to read a book from cover to cover. I can take the time to discuss minutiae with my colleagues or to carefully complete an oil painting.”

She’s been moved by Canadian niceness: “Thanks to the kindness of the correctional officers and other inmates at the Alouette Correctional Center for Women, I was able to make it through the worst days of my life. When the judge announced that I was granted bail, the applause in the public gallery made me burst into tears. After a whole night of heavy snow, the security company's staff were so considerate that they shoveled a path for my elderly mother, filling our hearts with warmth in this cold winter.”

She’s addressed the value of freedom: “I no longer feel so far from home. I'm no longer afraid of the rough road ahead. While my personal freedoms have been limited, my soul still seeks to be free.”

"She should be proud to have been caught in this situation. In the fight between the two nations, she became a bargaining chip," her father, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei said in a recent interview with CNN Business.

Meng’s case is scheduled to be heard in January and she’s requested it not be televised to avoid commentary from President Trump.

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