U.S. Republican senators slam release of Huawei’s Meng By Reuters
© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) questions U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to examine the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Marco Rubio stated that the Saturday release of Huawei’s Finance Chief raised grave questions about the ability of President Joe Biden to face the threats posed by both the tech giant and the Chinese Communist Party.
Rubio called upon the Biden administration to immediately brief Congress on the matter in a SMS message sent to Reuters.
Meng Wanzhou was the Huawei Chief Financial Officer. She returned to China after reaching an agreement on Friday with U.S.prosecutors to close her case in the bank fraud investigation against her.
Rubio said that “the release of Ms. Meng raises grave questions about President Biden’s ability and willingness, to confront the threat posed Huawei and the Chinese Communist Party.” We have seen already how their single-mindedness on climate causes them to minimize genocide. This is yet another sign of how the Biden Administration treats Beijing.
The White House spokesperson was unavailable immediately.
Meng was arrested https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei/top-huawei-executive-arrested-on-u-s-request-clouding-china-trade-truce-idUSKBN1O42S1 at Vancouver International Airport on a U.S. warrant, and indicted on bank and wire fraud charges for allegedly misleading HSBC in 2013 about the telecommunications equipment giant’s business dealings in Iran. More than 1,000 days were spent under house arrest in Canada.
Republican Senator Bill Hagerty also criticized the deal, saying it was more China-capitulation.
Hagerty is a former Ambassador to Japan and said, “I am very concerned about this appearing, that it could be more Appeasement by the Biden Administration. More capitulation.” Huawei is a prey-oriented company. The Chinese Communist Party supports it. Today, we have given up any leverage.
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