The chief financial officer of Chinese tech and telecoms giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada at the request of US authorities and faces extradition to the United States.
The Canadian Justice Department arrested Wanzhou Meng in Vancouver on Saturday, and US officials want Canada to extradite her, agency representative Ian McLeod said in an email to Business Insider. She will have a bail hearing on Friday, he added.
"As there is a publication ban in effect, we cannot provide any further detail at this time," McLeod said, adding, "The ban was sought by Ms. Meng."
Canadian authorities "provisionally detained" Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, while she was transferring flights in the country, company spokesman Chase Skinner said in a statement. She was arrested at the request of the US, he said.